The misuse of mammography in the management of breast cancer.


In the six years from 1979 to 1985, a total of 735 women were referred to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Westmead Hospital, for the management of primary breast cancer. Of these, 218 had undergone mammography after the discovery of their breast tumour. In 95 of those patients with breast cancer the mammogram had failed to define the carcinoma. For… (More)


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