Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer: Estimates of overdiagnosis from two trials of mammographic screening for breast cancer

@article{Duffy2005OverdiagnosisAO,
  title={Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer: Estimates of overdiagnosis from two trials of mammographic screening for breast cancer},
  author={Stephen W. Duffy and Olorunsola F. Agbaje and L{\'a}szl{\'o} K. Tab{\'a}r and Bedrich Vitak and Nils G. Bjurstam and Lena M. Bj{\"o}rneld and J. P. Myles and Jane Warwick},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={258 - 265}
}
Randomised controlled trials have shown that the policy of mammographic screening confers a substantial and significant reduction in breast cancer mortality. This has often been accompanied, however, by an increase in breast cancer incidence, particularly during the early years of a screening programme, which has led to concerns about overdiagnosis, that is to say, the diagnosis of disease that, if left undetected and therefore untreated, would not become symptomatic. We used incidence data… CONTINUE READING