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Study: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death

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Study: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death

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Study: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death

Study: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death

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Doctors often encourage women to examine their breasts for lumps. New research shows that this practice doesn't help prevent deaths from breast cancer. Slate.com's Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the significance of the new study with Alex Cohen.