Management of breast cancerBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1508a (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1508
- J Bell,
- A M Chouillet
- Thames Cancer Registry, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PY.
EDITOR, - Elizabeth Roberts and Lucy Branston1 were concerned that we made no detailed reference to the United Kingdom's breast screening programme in our study on the management of breast cancer cases diagnosed in 1990 in the Thames regions.2
Only 123 out of the 334 cases (36%) analysed in our study sample fell into the 50-64 year age group covered by the screening programme. In 1990, though, many eligible women in this age group had not yet been invited for their first screening. Records among the 123 women show that 27 (21%) cancers were detected on screening, …