Early detection of breast cancer through population-based mammographic screening in Asian women: a comparison study between screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancers.

@article{Chuwa2009EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of breast cancer through population-based mammographic screening in Asian women: a comparison study between screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancers.},
  author={Esther Wee Lee Chuwa and A. W. Yeo and Heng Nung Koong and Chow Yin Wong and Wei Sean Yong and Puay Hoon Tan and J. T. S. Ho and Jill Su Lin Wong and Gay Hui Ho},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
The first nation-wide mammographic screening program in Asia, BreastScreen Singapore (BSS), was launched in Singapore in January 2002. This study compared the presentation and results of screen-detected breast cancers with symptomatic breast cancers in two affiliated high-volume institutions, one of which was an assessment centre for BSS. The medical records of patients diagnosed with primary breast cancer at the Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and the Department of… CONTINUE READING