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Poor Women Get Too Few Mammograms

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NEW YORK - Poor but healthy older women are at greater risk of missing out on breast cancer screening that could benefit them than are their wealthier counterparts, a new study demonstrates.

Among women 65 and older who were unlikely to die in the next five years, 82 percent of those with a net worth over $100,000 had received a mammogram in the past two years, compared to 68 percent of women with a net worth below $10,000, Dr. Brie Williams and colleagues from the University of California at San Francisco found.

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