Number of breast cancer cases detected by screening has doubled in a decade in EnglandBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b414 (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b414
- Susan Mayor
The routine breast screening programme in England is detecting twice as many cases of breast cancer each year as it did 10 years ago, the latest figures show.
A report from the NHS Information Centre says that the programme detected 14 110 cases of breast cancer in 2007-8, twice the number found in 1997-8, 6914 cases. More than three quarters (79%) of the cancers detected last year were invasive, and just over half of these (52%) were less than 15 mm …