Overdiagnosis in organised mammography screening in Denmark. A comparative study

@inproceedings{Jrgensen2009OverdiagnosisIO,
  title={Overdiagnosis in organised mammography screening in Denmark. A comparative study},
  author={Karsten Juhl J{\o}rgensen and Per Henrik Zahl and Peter C G{\o}tzsche},
  booktitle={BMC women's health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Overdiagnosis in cancer screening is the detection of cancer lesions that would otherwise not have been detected. It is arguably the most important harm. We quantified overdiagnosis in the Danish mammography screening programme, which is uniquely suited for this purpose, as only 20% of the Danish population has been offered organised mammography screening over a long time-period. METHODS We collected incidence rates of carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer in areas with and… CONTINUE READING
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