[Progress in the early diagnosis of breast carcinoma during the years 1981-1990. Results of a longitudinal study].

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Current meta-analyses have left in doubt whether general breast screening increases survival rate. This study investigated whether efforts at early diagnosis of cancer in the 1980s have had an effect on average tumor size at first diagnosis and on survival rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1981 to 1990, 1656 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING