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A follow-up of 3143 women from four screening centres. who were assessed after screening mammography, showed that 371 hack breast cancer diagnosed at that assessment and 62 developed a breast cancer in the following 6 years, Of these, 32 were judged to be false-negatives at assessment, with 23 of the 32 at the site originally suspected. The results show that the assessment process is not infallible and that the scale of the problem only becomes clear when an exhaustive search is made for missed cancers. (C) Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): McDowell G, Lunt LG, McLean L, Neilson F, Simpson W
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Breast
ISSN (print): 0960-9776
ISSN (electronic): 1532-3080
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
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