The benefits and harms of breast cancer screening: an independent review.

@article{2012TheBA,
  title={The benefits and harms of breast cancer screening: an independent review.},
  author={},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={380 9855},
  pages={1778-86}
}
Whether breast cancer screening does more harm than good has been debated extensively. The main questions are how large the benefit of screening is in terms of reduced breast cancer mortality and how substantial the harm is in terms of overdiagnosis, which is defined as cancers detected at screening that would not have otherwise become clinically apparent in the woman's lifetime. An independent Panel was convened to reach conclusions about the benefits and harms of breast screening on the basis… CONTINUE READING
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