Is breast cancer overdiagnosed?

Andrea Veronesi, Diego Serraino

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Abstract

Jørgensen and gtzsche quantified the degree of overdiagnosis of breast cancer in five publicly organized mammography screening programs in different parts of the world. overall, they estimated a total degree of breast cancer (including carcinoma in situ) overdiagnosis of 52%, while overdiagnosis for invasive breast cancer was 35%, a finding with potential implications for both clinical practice and public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-683
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Clinical Oncology
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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