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The women saying no to breast cancer screening: As evidence rises that many are harmed by unnecessary treatment, why more women are refusing checks

More women than ever are surviving breast cancer, and that’s often credited to the national breast screening programme. The programme, which offers checks every three years to all women aged from 50 to 70, is thought to prevent 1,300 deaths a year from the disease. Yet women are questioning whether genuine cases are being uncovered at too […]