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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1232

Screening halves the risk of dying from breast cancer: Screening for breast cancer lowers the risk of death from the disease, according to a case-control study of the impact of screening in East Anglia. “The effect of actually being screened was a 48% breast cancer mortality reduction,” says the report in the British Journal of Cancer, citing an odds ratio 0.52 (95% confidence interval 0.32 to 0.84; 2007 Dec 4 doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604123). …

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