Harms of screening mammography for breast cancer in Japanese women.

  title={Harms of screening mammography for breast cancer in Japanese women.},
  author={Yoshio Kasahara and Masaaki Kawai and Ichiro Tsuji and Eriko Tohno and Takao Yokoe and Minoru Irahara and Akira Tangoku and Noriaki Ohuchi},
  journal={Breast cancer},
  volume={20 4},
BACKGROUND The US Preventative Services Task Force assesses the efficacy of breast cancer screening by the sum of its benefits and harms, and recommends against routine screening mammography because of its relatively great harms for women aged 40-49 years. Assessment of the efficacy of screening mammography should take into consideration not only its benefits but also its harms, but data regarding those harms are lacking for Japanese women. METHODS In 2008 we collected screening mammography… CONTINUE READING

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