Breast Cancer Screening
IARC Hanbook of Cancer Prevention, Volume 7
IARC Nonserial Publication
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283230076 ISBN-10    9283230078
Order Number    17600013 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    55.00 / US$    66.00 Developing countries:    CHF    38.50
English     2002        300   pages
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Breast cancer is the leading site of new cancer cases in women. Breast cancer detection is currently primarily based on physical examination by health care professionals, chance findings by women, breast self-examination and mammography used for diagnosis or for routine screening. Early enough detection through mass screening with mammography has been introduced in many countries in the hope that early intervention would lead to reduced mortality and less aggressive treatment. The aim of this publication is to provide an independent, authoritative review of the evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of breast cancer screening. This will be of value to governments, public health officials and others concerned with policy recommendations for cancer control.