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Study: Still A Clear Benefit To Mammography

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The nation's top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They're revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment.

There's been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.

Researchers for the American Cancer Society took another look at the data from four large studies.

They say when they focused the findings specifically on women over 50, there was a clear benefit to screening.

"All of them show, within this age group, a consistent benefit in reducing the mortality from breast cancer when women are screened regularly," said Dr. Freya Schnabel, of NYU Langone Medical Center.

Another study shows that African-American women are more likely to get aggressive breast cancers.

New research finds vigorous exercise, including brisk walking, tennis and aerobics may offer protection.

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