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What happens to women aged 40 who screen or don't screen.

Below is a comparison of what happens to 1000 women who start having screening mammograms every 2 years for 10 years with 1000 women who don't have screening mammograms.3

 

How many women aged 40 who start having screening mammograms every 2 years will die from breast cancer in the next 10 years?

How many women aged 40 who start having screening mammograms every 2 years will die

Out of 1000 women aged 40 who start having screening mammograms every 2 years for the next ten years:

dot 2 women will die of breast cancer

 

How many women aged 40 who do not have screening mammograms will die from breast cancer in the next 10 years?

How many women aged 40 who do not have screening mammograms will die

Out of 1000 women aged 40 who do not have screening mammograms every 2 years for the next ten years:

dot 2.5 women will die of breast cancer

 

Putting it into perspective for women 40 years old
Out of 1000 women who start screening mammograms, 12.8 will die from any cause of death (including breast cancer) over the next 10 years. Out of 1000 women who do not have screening mammograms, 13.3 will die from any cause of death (including breast cancer) over the next 10 years.3

 

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