A new report questioning the value of routine mammograms has generated an unusual amount of almost angry criticism from experts who say it will confuse women without adding any value to the debate.

The report finds evidence that the routine use of mammograms has found many more early stage tumors that might never have hurt women.

It suggests that widespread screening for breast cancer might lead to what’s called overdiagnosis, causing women worry at the very least, and perhaps treatment they never needed.

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