Breast Ca overdiagnosed in 1 in 10 middle-aged women

July 2006
Contemporary OB/GYN;Jul2006, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p14
Academic Journal
This article presents the results of a population-based mammographic screening trial regarding the incidence of overdetected cancers in a group of women screened for breast cancer using mammography. Overdetection occurs when a screening test does not detect disease that would require treatment during a patient's lifetime and be curable by earlier treatment.


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