Women with dense breast tissue may not need the additional cancer screenings often recommended by physicians, according to a new study co-authored by a UC Davis researcher.
Women with dense breast tissue may not need the additional cancer screenings often recommended by physicians, according to a new study co-authored by a UC Davis researcher. Damian Dovarganes The Associated Press file
Women with dense breast tissue may not need the additional cancer screenings often recommended by physicians, according to a new study co-authored by a UC Davis researcher. Damian Dovarganes The Associated Press file
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UC study urges caution on cancer screenings for women with dense breasts

May 22, 2015 07:01 PM

UPDATED May 24, 2015 02:18 PM

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