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Breast Cancer Screening in Iceland: Preliminary Results

  • B. F. Sigfússon
  • P. Hallgrímsson
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 119)

Abstract

Mass examination with mammography to detect early stage breast cancer has been tested for over 30 years and in many countries. Two controlled studies (HIP in New York (Shapiro et al. 1982) and WE in Sweden (Tabar et al. 1985)) have demonstrated a significantly lower breast cancer mortality in the screened group.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. F. Sigfússon
    • 1
  • P. Hallgrímsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mammography, Cancer Detection ClinicIcelandic Cancer SocietyIceland

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