Five year survival rate of women whose cancer is detected by screening has risen to 96.4%

Mayor, Susan
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1398
Academic Journal
The author reports on the survival rate of women whose breast cancer was discovered through a detection program by the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain. The increase in the five year survival rate of patients who were detected as having breast cancer by the NHS screening program in 1990 and in 2000 is discussed. Reasons for the increase in the survival rate amongst patients are mentioned, including more women with aggressive breast cancer surviving. The number of women which the screening program found to have breast cancer between April 2006 and March 2007 is mentioned.


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