Regular self-examination or clinical examination for early detection of breast cancerBy: Jana Sullinger, MD On: Tue 15 of July, 2008 18:18 MDT (9366 Reads)
A review article published by the Cochran Collaboration was recently released and discussed on Good Morning America today. The review concludes that "...Data from two large trials do not suggest a beneficial effect of screening by breast self-examination but do suggest increased harm in terms of increased numbers of benign lesions identified and an increased number of biopsies performed. At present, screening by breast self-examination or physical examination cannot be recommended. ..."
To obtain the report, please follow this link: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/homepages/106568753/CD003373.pdf
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