Breast cancer group accused of misleading statistics

BROOKLYN - The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is coming under fire for alleged misuse of statistics relating to a women's need for a mammogram to detect breast cancer.

According to Dartmouth researchers, the foundation is overstating the benefits of mammograms and ignoring the risks in a recent advertising campaign.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, says that mammograms can trigger anxiety as well as expose patients to unnecessary radiation.

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