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The breast cancer lottery

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:862
  1. Mark Kissin

    BBCI Panorama: 21 March

    Iin this week's Panorama Steve Bradshaw set out to determine why Britain is near the bottom of the European breast cancer survival league (60% 5 year survival). His basic premise was that women with this disease are getting a bad deal because many are referred to a general surgeon and not to a breast specialist. The theme was humanised reference to three young women who are estined to die of metastatic disease. Lesley had a breast lump that was dismissed by two general practitioners and presented with an axillary lymph node four months later. …

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