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Obese Women, Young Women, Avoid Mammograms

1:25 PM, Feb 1, 2011   |    comments
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(CBS) -- New research about why women with insurance don't get screened for breast cancer released Tuesday.

The study published in the Journal of Women's Health says obese women avoid mammograms because they can be painful.

Also according to the study, women younger than 60 report they are too busy to get screened. Women who have had health insurance coverage for less than five years get mammograms less often, according to the journal.

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