Research

16Aug, 2011

Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable?

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Screening for breast cancer with mammography is unjustified. If the Swedish trials are judged to be unbiased, the data show that for every 1000 women screened biennially throughout 12 years, one breast-cancer death is avoided whereas the total number of deaths is increased by six. If the Swedish trials (apart from the Malmö trial) are judged to be blased, there is no reliable evidence that screening decreases breast-cancer mortality. Gotsche PC, Olsen O, (January 2008) Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable?, Lancet, 335(9198): 129-134
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16Aug, 2011

Pregnancy, progesterone and progestins in relation to breast cancer risk. (1)

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Recent findings suggest that both the production of progesterone during pregnancy and the progesterone endogenously produced or exogenously administered outside pregnancy, does not increase BC risk, and could even be protective. Campagnoli C, Abba C, Ambroggio S, Peris C. (October 2005). Pregnancy, progesterone and progestins in relation to breast cancer risk. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2005 Oct 21; [E
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