Breast Screening – Cochrane Review 2013 & information leaflet

The latest Cochrane Review to assess the effect of breast screening with mammography on morbidity and mortality is now available online with a useful plain language summary:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001877.pub5/abstract

article
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001877.pub5/full

The updated Cochrane evidence-based information leaflet for lay people is available at
http://www.cochrane.dk/screening/index-en.htm

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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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2 Responses to Breast Screening – Cochrane Review 2013 & information leaflet

  1. Miitzi

    Well done with your campaign. You really have hit the nail on the head.

    Verite

    • bmitzi says:

      Thanks Verite – I’m just one of many like-minded people – concerned at the harms and ineffectiveness – about which women were not informed over so many years. Scientists, surgeons, oncologists, GPs, researchers, epidemiologists and informed women like yourself are wondering, in the face of all this evidence, how can the nhs bsp continue in its present form – how can it be ethical to run a randomised controlled trial of breast screening for the extended age group – and just how unambiguous will the new breast screening information/leaflet be.

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