Potential contribution of screening to cancer mortality reduction.

  title={Potential contribution of screening to cancer mortality reduction.},
  author={Matti K. Hakama},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  volume={17 4-5},
The objective of screening for cancer is to reduce mortality or to improve quality of life. Screening is practiced for several anatomical sites and by several tests. Only cervical cancer screening based on cytological smears has been shown to be effective as a public health policy. Screening for breast cancer based on mammography was shown to reduce mortality in several randomized trials and nonexperimental studies. However, no data are available on its effectiveness at population levels in… CONTINUE READING

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