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Breast screening report under review

Women in the Isle of Man should continue to attend breast screenings, despite the findings of a new independent study in the United Kingdom.

So says the Island's director of public health, Dr Parameswaran Kishore.

The results of the study, published in medical journal The Lancet, concluded that the lives of around 1,300 UK women are saved by breast screening each year, but three times that were overdiagnosed, resulting in them undergoing unnecessary procedures.

Dr Kishore says the report's findings will be assessed locally:

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