Breast screening has increased the number of mastectomies

Abstract

DCIS comprises less than 5% of all symptomatic breast cancers but now comprises more than 25% of all screendetected cancers [1]. Detecting DCIS should theoretically reduce the subsequent incidence of invasive cancer, and in terms of screening it should have the same effect as treating cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia of the cervix. DCIS has an excellent… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/bcr2438

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