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Breast screening – why I opted out of a routine mammogram
BBC News | HEALTH | Is cancer screening worth the money?
Prof Michael Baum set up one of the first breast cancer screening programmes in England in On the basis of the best available science at the time Prof Baum, then professor of surgery at King's College London, was enthusiastic about the introduction of screening, which was being hailed as a key weapon in the fight against the disease. X-ray mammograms can detect early stage cancers which are too small to be felt - in theory giving women a much better prognosis than those in the later stages of the disease. The national screening programme was phased in between and
Doubts raised by the pioneer of screening
A paper published in the current issue of the British Medical Journal is yet another inconvenient truth that demands a complete and unbiased re-evaluation of our national breast screening programme NHSBSP. The paper, based on the World Health Organisation WHO database, set out to demonstrate that the introduction of screening by mammography in some countries in Europe was associated with a steeper fall in mortality from breast cancer than in neighbouring countries that had delayed offering this service. To their surprise they discovered that paired neighbouring countries had experienced the same and very welcome fall in breast cancer mortality whether or not screening had been introduced.
By Clare Wilson. Breast screening in the UK is at the centre of renewed controversy after an influential group of British MPs called on the government to provide evidence justifying a planned expansion of the programme. They also want figures provided to women on the pros and cons of screening to be checked by independent experts.