Letters Breast cancer mortality

US breast cancer mortality is consistent with European data

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5630 (Published 06 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5630
  1. Archie Bleyer, clinical research professor1
  1. 1Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
  1. ableyer{at}gmail.com

According to Autier and colleagues,1 little of the decline in the breast cancer death rate in northern Europe can be attributed to screening mammography. Similar concerns in the United States led its Preventive Services Task Force to endorse the elimination of routine screening in women younger than 50 and the reduction of screening from every year to every two years in …

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