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August 21, 2018

Radiation Risk Associated With X-Ray Mammography Screening: Communication and Exchange of Information via Tweets

X-ray mammography screening programs involve repeated exposure to ionizing radiation, and therefore, they are associated with a risk for radiogenic breast cancer; however, it is well documented that the benefits of screening significantly outweigh the radiogenic breast cancer risk.

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