Breast cross-examination

August 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/7/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 3, p261
Academic Journal
Editorial. Offers observations on a decision by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to downgrade the routine teaching of breast self-examination (BSE). Reaction among women and health professionals to the decision; Risks of a dependence on BSE as an ultimate prognosis for breast cancer; Suggestion that less rhetoric about the issue among lay-people and professionals is necessary for a more careful practice of cancer screening.


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