Letters Uruguay’s mandatory breast screening

Bringing an end to mandatory breast cancer screening in Uruguay

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g390 (Published 21 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g390
  1. Hazel Thornton, honorary visiting fellow, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester1
  1. 1Colchester CO5 7EA, UK
  1. hazelcagct{at}keme.co.uk

Mammographic screening is increasingly in the spotlight as evidence accumulates that the potential for harm is greater than that for providing benefit.1 Thanks to intensive international research efforts, and updated systematic reviews,2 this compelling evidence is increasingly acknowledged and accepted, not only by policy makers and providers, but also by citizens, at …

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