Breast cancer/ screening – women’s perceptions of risk

Perceptions of breast cancer risk and screening effectiveness in women younger than 50 years of age.

J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 May 17;87(10):720-31

‘The findings suggest that many women younger than 50 years of age substantially overestimate their breast cancer risk and the effectiveness of screening.’

‘A balanced presentation of information about breast cancer risk and screening effectiveness may improve decision making for women younger than 50 years of age and reduce their anxiety about breast cancer, regardless of whether they choose to be screened.’

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