The costs and benefits of breast cancer screening.

  title={The costs and benefits of breast cancer screening.},
  author={Anthony B. Miller},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={9 3},
The costs and benefits of breast cancer screening can be placed in the framework usually used for sensitivity and specificity. All those screened incur the costs associated with the test. In addition, only the segment of the true positives who, in the absence of screening, would die of their disease but with screening will survive to die of another cause truly benefit; all other true positives acquire lead time without benefit. In the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, simpler treatment… CONTINUE READING
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