Research Article

Screening for breast cancer.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 09 October 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:858
  1. W D George,
  2. E N Gleave,
  3. P C England,
  4. M C Wilson,
  5. R A Sellwood,
  6. D Asbury,
  7. G Hartley,
  8. P G Barker,
  9. P Hobbs,
  10. J Wakefield


    The feasibility of mass population screening for breast cancer by clinical examination and x-ray mammography was studied. The results indicate that such a programme could be conducted effectively by non-medical staff and be safe from the dangers of irradiation. The response rate of women invited for screening suggests that such a service is acceptable to the general public. The additional work load produced by screening would not overburden the existing surgical services.