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The early detection of cancer by screening has been shown to decrease both cancer incidence and cancer mortality and is an important part of primary care practice. There are several important issues to consider when screening for cancer. Are the treatments for cancer acceptable, feasible and effective and for patients in this age group? How often does screening lead to further evaluation, such as breast biopsy after mammography, which may prove unnecessary, yet result in morbidity? Finally,doi:10.15354/si.17.re037 fatcat:swejaa22mjd4veznascqtmbmjm