Breast Cancer

William L. Roper, Samuel Shapiro, Barry A. Miller, Eric J. Feuer, Benjamin F. Hankey, Jay Harris, Marc E. Lippman, Walter Willett

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To the Editor: In the first part of a three-part series, Harris et al. (July 30 issue)* provided an excellent review of the risk factors for breast cancer, the disease burden, and the methods of screening for breast cancer. Tragically, many women die despite compelling evidence that screening mammography provides an opportunity to detect these cancers at an early stage, when there are more treatment options and survival is improved. The authors refer to screening programs used in several countries and state that, “at this time, the United States is not actively considering a national program.” In 1990, at the…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1755-1757
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 10 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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