Sunday, 25 March 2012

National Breast Cancer Screening

Significant Drop In Deaths, Limited Harm And Reasonable Costs Shown By 20-Year Results From Breast Cancer Screening Program

Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programmes have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. The Dutch population-based mammography breast cancer screening programme began in 1989, and Mr Jacques Fracheboud, a senior researcher at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), reported on the first 20 years to the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..

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