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Twenty-year follow-up of minimal breast cancer from the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project.

Authors
  • Lopez, M J
  • Smart, C R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
393–401
Identifiers
PMID: 9115504
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since the 1960s, the potential benefits of early detection of breast cancer through screening with physical examination and mammography have been studied. In a mass screening study begun in 1973 by the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP), mammography detected 90% of the cancers that were diagnosed. Of the women aged 35 to 74 years from the BCDDP study who were diagnosed with minimal breast cancer, the 20-year cumulative breast cancer survival rates were 95.8% for 469 women with in situ breast cancer and 82.8% for 769 women with invasive breast cancers 1 cm or smaller in size.

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