Service screening mammography reduces breast cancer mortality among elderly women in Turku.

@article{Parvinen2006ServiceSM,
  title={Service screening mammography reduces breast cancer mortality among elderly women in Turku.},
  author={Ilmo Parvinen and Hans Y Helenius and Liisa H Pylkk{\"a}nen and Ahti Anttila and Pirjo Immonen-R{\"a}ih{\"a} and L Kauhava and Osmo R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Pekka J. Klemi},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={34-40}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the effects of service screening mammography on breast carcinoma incidence and refined mortality among women aged 55-69 at entry in three cities employing different screening policies. METHODS Since 1987, the city of Turku, Finland, has provided service screening mammography for women aged 55-69 at entry (in 1987), and Tampere provided screening for women aged 55-59 at entry, whereas Helsinki did not screen any of these age groups. The incidence… CONTINUE READING