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Letters Breast cancer screening

Publicity of NHS breast cancer screening programme is unfair

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d791
  1. Klim McPherson, visiting professor of public health epidemiology1
  1. 1New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK
  1. klim.mcpherson{at}

More informative information for women on the benefits and harms of mammographic screening has been sought for a long time.1 2 In December 2010 a revised leaflet finally appeared, but it is still misleading.3

The benefits cited are based on the programme’s own review. …

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