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Mammography’s limits becoming clear

Drawbacks of widespread breast cancer screening may outweigh its ability to save lives

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2:30pm, June 13, 2014

Philip Strax was just 38 years old when his wife Bertha died from breast cancer. He was, a friend said later, powerfully in love with her, and her death was a blow from which he never fully recovered. He resolved to spend the rest of his life improving the early detection of breast cancer, to keep other women from dying as she had.

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