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Breast cancer

25 March 2010

Breast cancer screens don't save lives

Scientists said they had found no evidence that screening women for breast cancer has any effect on death rates, adding to an already fierce international debate.

Nordic scientists said they had found no evidence that screening women for breast cancer has any effect on death rates, adding to an already fierce international debate about routine testing.

"It is time to question whether screening has delivered the promised effect on breast cancer mortality."

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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