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Women need better information on routine mammography

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.868-c (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:868

Women's needs inform contents of screening literature

  1. Julietta Patnick, director (screening@westminster.com)
  1. NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, Manor House, Sheffield S11 9PS

    EDITOR—Thornton et al think that women need better information about routine mammography.1 We have produced a leaflet, Breast screening the facts, which is designed to ensure women are told what screening can and cannot achieve.2

    It includes an explanation about false positive and false negative …

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