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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 29 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:656

Breast cancer screening programme detects more early cases: The NHS Breast Screening Programme for England detected more cases of breast cancer in 2005-6 than in any previous year. More than 13 500 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women aged 50 and over—8.3 per 1000 women screened—an increase of 13% from the previous year. More than 1.6 million women were screened under the …

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