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Reviewing screening mammograms with newly diagnosed patients is another unnecessary burden

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:236
  1. Anne Stotter, lead clinician for breast cancer,
  2. Richard Windle, consultant surgeon,
  3. John Jameson, consultant surgeon
  1. Leicestershire
  2. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP

    EDITOR—Paterson wrote about the unnecessary burden placed on patients with newly diagnosed cancer in discussing cancer registration.1 Patients are shocked at the diagnosis of cancer and have to work hard to get to grips with the news and its implications. When their participation is appropriate in treatment decisions—for example, in early stage breast cancer—they need to urgently understand the issues as treatment …

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