Screening mammography – time for change

More on screening in the Telegraph today, 29 July,
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8668725/Breast-cancer-screening-has-little-detectable-impact.html
and a great article by Cornelia Baines
http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/461/416

So if doctors are being told they MUST speak out re bad practice – in order to protect patients – why does the NHS breast screening programme continue to function unchanged – when recent research has shown it causes more (serious) harm than benefit and has had little impact on breast cancer deaths?

See also the forthcoming Sunday Times 31 July 2011.

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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