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Mammography: Past—Underused, Present—Underfinanced, Future—Unavailable?

Ellen S. Weber
CJON 2002, 6(3), 123 DOI: 10.1188/02.CJON.123

An estimated 30 million American women have had a mammogram in the past two years. The population of women 40 years and older is projected to grow by one million per year for at least the next five years, causing an ever-increasing demand for mammography services. As oncology nurses, we often expend time and resources educating our patients about the value of obtaining screening mammography regularly.

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