Stop treating indolent lesionsBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3256 (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3256
- Andy Evans, consultant radiologist and director, Nottingham International Breast Education Centre1,
- Eleanor Cornford, consultant radiologist1,
- Jonathan James, consultant radiologist1
- 1Breast Institute, City Campus, Nottingham NG5 1PB
Jørgensen and Gøtzsche estimate overdiagnosis by mammographic screening programmes to be 52%, making assumptions about incidence changes from age groups too young to be screened.1 But Zackrisson et al measured the rate as 10%.2 That Jørgensen and Gøtzsche did not discuss or reference this study is surprising.
In the accompanying …