Breast Screening: time to stop the NHS BSP randomised trial of elderly women?

‘…continuing screening in elderly women would misrepresent the net benefit of mammography in these groups. Guidelines that mislead women about the net health benefits they can expect from mammography would disrespect our mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters.’
Time to douse the firestorm around breast cancer screening. C Laine, K Dickersin, C Mulrow. Editorial, Annals of Internal Medicine (American College of Physicians). 12 January 2016.

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2480759

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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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