When statistics provide unsatisfying answers: revisiting the breast self-examination controversy

Lerner, Barron H.
January 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/22/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p199
Academic Journal
Presents an essay on breast self-examination (BSE) for cancer, in light of a report which was published in this magazine that questioned the value of teaching BSE. Theory that breast cancer begins as a local disease and is more curable if discovered early; Influence of the woman's health movement of the 1970s on BSE; Studies in which Nancy Baxter and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care which argued there was no benefit of BSE.


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