Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?

@article{Taplin2004ReasonFL,
  title={Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?},
  author={Stephen H. Taplin and Laura Ichikawa and Marianne Ulcickas Yood and M. Michele Manos and Ann M Geiger and Sheila Weinmann and Joyce Ann Gilbert and Judy Mouchawar and Wendy A. Leyden and Robin Altaras and Robert K. Beverly and Deborah Casso and Emily O. Westbrook and Kimberly J. Bischoff and Jane M Zapka and William Eric Barlow},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 20},
  pages={
          1518-27
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mammography screening increases the detection of early-stage breast cancers. Therefore, implementing screening should reduce the percentage of women who are diagnosed with late-stage disease. However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation. METHODS Using data from seven health care plans that included 1.5 million women aged 50 years or older, we conducted retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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