Breast screening: a new, honest leaflet clearly shows harms v benefit

Here is a breast screening leaflet that shows women what they really need to know before deciding whether breast screening is for them. It puts women’s risk into perspective, as well as showing the remote chance of any benefit.
Bour C et al. Screening breast cancer? A decision that belongs to every woman.: http://cancer-rose.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Cancer-Rose_16pUK2-2-co…

(Reference (6) in the rapid response by Phillipe Nicot (http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.h6080/rapid-responses) to the BMJ paper by Vinay Prasad et al “Why cancer screening has never been shown to “save lives”—and what we can do about it.”)

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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: a new, honest leaflet clearly shows harms v benefit

  1. Therese Taylor says:

    Thanks once again for passing these links along. But I am having trouble with the one on the screening leaflet?

  2. bmitzi says:

    Sorry if you had trouble accessing the French leaflet. I’ll try again. Please let me know if this works.
    http://cancer-rose.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Cancer-Rose_16pUK2-2-copie.pdf

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