Overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer due to mammography screening: results from the Norwegian screening program.

@article{Kalager2012OverdiagnosisOI,
  title={Overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer due to mammography screening: results from the Norwegian screening program.},
  author={Mette Kalager and Hans-Olov Adami and Michael Bretthauer and Rulla M. Tamimi},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={156 7},
  pages={
          491-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Precise quantification of overdiagnosis of breast cancer (defined as the percentage of cases of cancer that would not have become clinically apparent in a woman's lifetime without screening) due to mammography screening has been hampered by lack of valid comparison groups that identify incidence trends attributable to screening versus those due to temporal trends in incidence. OBJECTIVE To estimate the percentage of overdiagnosis of breast cancer attributable to mammography… CONTINUE READING
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