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Germany forced to tackle high death rates from breast cancer

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.70/c (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:70
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Germany's health minister, Ulla Schmidt, has come under pressure to introduce a special law on mammography that will provide every woman aged between 50 and 70 with a high quality mammogram every other year.

    Compared with the United Kingdom and the United States, Germany still has high mortality from breast cancer. Every year about 3500 women in Germany are estimated to die of breast cancer because of a lack of effective mammography screening.

    Screening …

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