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Treatment Questioned for Earliest Sign of Breast Cancer

Of patients diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer every year, many who opt for lumpectomies or mastectomies do not see improved outcomes.

Donna Fehl, right, and Lilia Avila, left, of the Rose unload and set up a mobile mammogram machine at a clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, Monday, November 11, 2013.

A new study shows that as many as 60,000 patients who are diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer every year. Of those who opt for lumpectomies or mastectomies to reduce their risk, many do not improve outcomes with the treatment. (The New York Times) 

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