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MAMMOGRAMS:  The chart above shows the history of mammogram screening for white women in Marin ages 40 to 74 and with an income greater than three-and-a-half times the federal poverty level, or $85,000, from 2003 to 2012. Over time, the percentage of those women opting for regular screening—every two years or less—has risen to 93 percent.    California Heath Interview Survey

“Syndrome: A group of symptoms or pathological signs which consistently group together, esp. with an (originally) unknown cause; A characteristic combination of opinions, behavior, features, social factors, etc.” – Oxford English Dictionary

 

According to a wide range of experts interviewed for this investigation, the rise in the breast cancer incidence rate that began . . .

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