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Rethinking the screening mammogram

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Doctors and patients want and need tests that detect disease while that disease is still treatable — ideally, while curable. Even better, we want screening tests that can accurately detect “pre-disease,” not just detect it once present. An example is colonoscopy, which can detect certain types of polyps that degenerate into colon cancer. And of course, we want tests that actually improve longevity or…

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