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Do the benefits of screening mammography outweigh the harms of overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment?--yes.

Authors
  • Roder, David M
  • Olver, Ian N
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical Journal of Australia
Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Publication Date
Jan 16, 2012
Volume
196
Issue
1
Pages
16–16
Identifiers
PMID: 22256917
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Yes. Public health adviser David Roder and Cancer Council Australia CEO Ian Olver believe the reduction in breast cancer mortality in Australia reflects both treatment and screening effects.

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