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Study finds women who undergo breast screening respond better to cancer treatment

Researchers led by Queen Mary University of London have found that women who get regular breast cancer screening are much less likely to die from breast cancer.

According to the study of more than 50,000 women—regular screeners have a 60% lower risk of dying from breast cancer within 10 years after diagnosis and 47% lower risk of dying from breast cancer 20 years after diagnosis.

The study shows that this benefit occurs because screening detects cancers at an earlier stage, meaning they respond much better to treatment.

You can read more about this study in the Queen Mary University of London newsroom.