Is Screening for Cancer Worth While? Results from a Well-woman Clinic for Cancer DetectionBr Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5724.696 (Published 19 September 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:696
- J. B. Davey,
- W. P. Greening,
- J. A. McKinna
1,768 women were screened for breast and cervical cancer in the year May 1968 to April 1969. Clinical examination followed the completion of a simple questionary. Investigations included thermography and mammography of the breast and cytology of the cervical and vaginal smears. Breast cancer was detected in 15 patients (0·85% or 8·5 per 1,000) and none was aware of any abnormality though 13 of the tumours were clinically palpable. Carcinoma in situ of the cervix was found in a further eight (0·45% or 4·5 per 1,000).