Yet more proof of overdiagnosis: a paper estimating overdiagnosis in Denmark, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concluded:
‘Breast cancer screening was not associated with a reduction in the incidence of advanced cancer. It is likely that 1 in every 3 invasive tumors and cases of DCIS diagnosed in women offered screening represent overdiagnosis.’
Breast Cancer Screening in Denmark: a Cohort Study of Tumor Size and Overdiagnosis. Karsten Juhl Jorgensen, Peter C Gotzsche, Mette Kalager, Per-Hendrik Zahl
An editorial by Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society covers this important paper.