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Screening for breast cancer

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:792
  1. L J Yeoman,
  2. A R M Wilson,
  3. A J Evans
  1. Breast Screening Training Centre, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB.

    EDITOR, - On the basis of their interpretation of the results of the NHS breast screening programme for 1991-21 D J Watmough and K Kumar suggest that women aged over 50 should be screened for breast cancer by clinical examination by general practitioners rather than by mammography.2 Their deductions from the data presented are, however, erroneous. They state that 1465 (22%) of the detected cancers were impalpable and conclude that 78% could have been found by clinical examination. The original …

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