Not as Many Lives Saved by Mammogram, Study Finds

"It is time to accept that screening, beginning at the age of 40, is saving tens of thousands of lives," said Kopans. "We need to concentrate on finding ways to add to this major accomplishment."

Sutphen, whose breast cancer was detected early, chose to undergo bilateral mastectomies along with reconstruction. For Sutphen and women like her whose breast cancers were detected early, she said there's "no question" that mammograms saved her life.

"I think the odds are now in my favor to live until I'm 96 years old," she said. "No doubt I credit the mammogram. There's no question."

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