Letters Breast cancer screening review

A truly independent review is needed

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7538 (Published 22 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7538
  1. Malcolm E Kendrick, general practitioner1
  1. 1Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust, Middlewich CW10 0QJ, UK
  1. malcolmken{at}doctors.org.uk

Richards clearly believes that breast cancer screening is of great benefit.1 Harpal Kumar, the joint chair of the future independent review committee, has stated, “Screening saves lives, so it’s extremely worrying to see that the percentage of women going for breast screening is dropping. …

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