Overdiagnosis in mammographic screening for breast cancer in Europe: a literature review.

@article{Puliti2012OverdiagnosisIM,
  title={Overdiagnosis in mammographic screening for breast cancer in Europe: a literature review.},
  author={Donella Puliti and Stephen W. Duffy and Guido Miccinesi and Harry J. de Koning and Elsebeth Lynge and Marco Zappa and Eugenio Paci},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 Suppl 1},
  pages={42-56}
}
OBJECTIVES Overdiagnosis, the detection through screening of a breast cancer that would never have been identified in the lifetime of the woman, is an adverse outcome of screening. We aimed to determine an estimate range for overdiagnosis of breast cancer in European mammographic service screening programmes. METHODS We conducted a literature review of observational studies that provided estimates of breast cancer overdiagnosis in European population-based mammographic screening programmes… CONTINUE READING

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