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Performance measures from 10 years of breast screening in the Ontario Breast Screening Program, 1990/91 to 2000
TLDR
The Ontario Breast Screening Program met or exceeded Canadian targets for most performance measures and the benign to malignant surgical ratio and diagnostic interval improved over the time periods and for women aged 60 to 69. Expand
False-Positive Result and Reattendance in the Ontario Breast Screening Program
TLDR
Integration of breast screening and assessment services improved reattendance of women with false-positive screen results within an organised screening programme. Expand
Breast Screening Outcomes in Women with and without a Family History of Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer
TLDR
Greater cancer detection rates and high proportions of invasive tumours with good prognosis indicate that women aged 50 and over with a family history may have the potential to benefit from regular breast cancer screening. Expand
Benzodiazepines and risk for breast cancer.
TLDR
Findings confirm findings from previous studies that diazepam use does not increase the risk for breast cancer and also suggest no association with the use of other benzodiazepine compounds. Expand
Effect of screening result on waiting times to assessment and breast cancer diagnosis: results from the Ontario Breast Screening Program.
TLDR
Women with an abnormal CBE and mammogram are assessed more promptly and have shorter diagnostic times, however, women with only a CBE abnormality had delays to diagnosis as a result of longer waiting times to first assessment procedure. Expand
Accuracy of breast screening among women with and without a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer
TLDR
Screening was able to detect a large proportion of invasive breast cancers in women with a family history, indicating their potential to benefit from regular breast cancer screening, however, due to increased interval cancer rates, screening with one-year intervals may be important even in an older population of women witha family history. Expand
Effect of Screening Result on Waiting Times to Assessment and Breast Cancer Diagnosis
TLDR
Women with an abnormal CBE and mammogram are assessed more promptly and have shorter diagnostic times, however, women with only a CBE abnormality had delays to diagnosis as a result of longer waiting times to first assessment procedure. Expand