Do you know the difference between overdiagnosis and false positive diagnoses? This and many other questions are answered (for anyone who missed it) – here is the link for the fantastic, not-to-be-missed Horizon guide to breast screening, with clickable graphics and animation:
‘Why isn’t breast screening totally reliable?’
It begs the question, ‘ just where does the NHS breast screening leaflet’s unjustified assumption that screening saves 1300 lives a year come from?’
and another article –
Doubt is raised over value of surgery for breast lesion at earliest stage. Gina Kolata, The New York Times, 20.8.15.
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