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Annals of Internal MedicineEstimation of Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis in a US Breast Screening Cohort

Of the nearly 83,000 mammograms taken among nearly 36,000 women screened, 1 in 7 cases was determined to be overdiagnosed. The information revealed in this Annals of Internal Medicine study clarifies the risk for breast cancer overdiagnosis in contemporary screening practice and should facilitate shared and informed decision making about mammography screening.

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