In screening for breast cancer, clinical examination is as effective as mammography

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7117.1234 (Published 08 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1234
  1. Indraneel Mittra, Consultant surgeona
  1. a Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai 400 012, India

    Editor—Melvin J Silverstein betrays his personal bias when he states that mammography is the best diagnostic tool for early detection of breast cancer.1 To prove his point he compares 10 year survival in patients with non-palpable invasive breast cancers <1 cm detected at screening with that in patients with palpable cancers seen in hospital clinics, …

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