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Women need better information on routine mammography

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:868

Information on expected mortality reduction from attending screening must be correct

  1. Roger Graham Blanks, epidemiologist (
  1. Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG

    EDITOR—Thornton et al say that claims for the reduction in relative risk of death from breast cancer among women who are screened have ranged from 63% to 6%.1 This is crucial information …

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