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Radiation-induced breast cancer

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Abstract

Concern is expressed over a recent U.K. newspaper report (The Times, 21 January 1977, 5) on the possible hazards of mammography, as women may over-react to the extent of refusing mammography. The problems of radiation risk estimates, particularly at low dose levels, are very briefly reviewed. Recent improvements in mammography techniques have minimised the radiation hazard. Conflicting reports of the mortality rates following mammography screening programmes are discussed. In England and Wales, breast cancer is the commonest cause of death in women aged 35 to 54, and it would be unfortunate if the possible benefits of screening were denied to this age group before the latest mammographic techniques have been fully evaluated.
Authors:
Price, J L [1] 
  1. Hammersmith Hospital, London (UK). Postgraduate Medical School
Publication Date:
Mar 12, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-08-310381; EDB-77-122091
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Br. Med. J.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 1:6062
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; RADIATION HAZARDS; MAMMARY GLANDS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; AGE DEPENDENCE; CARCINOGENESIS; LOW DOSE IRRADIATION; MORTALITY; NEOPLASMS; REVIEWS; WOMEN; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DOCUMENT TYPES; FEMALES; GLANDS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; IRRADIATION; MAMMALS; MAN; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; PATHOGENESIS; PRIMATES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOLOGY; VERTEBRATES; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
7221741
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: BMJOA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 709-710
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Citation Formats

Price, J L. Radiation-induced breast cancer. United Kingdom: N. p., 1977. Web.
Price, J L. Radiation-induced breast cancer. United Kingdom.
Price, J L. 1977. "Radiation-induced breast cancer." United Kingdom.
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title = {Radiation-induced breast cancer}
author = {Price, J L}
abstractNote = {Concern is expressed over a recent U.K. newspaper report (The Times, 21 January 1977, 5) on the possible hazards of mammography, as women may over-react to the extent of refusing mammography. The problems of radiation risk estimates, particularly at low dose levels, are very briefly reviewed. Recent improvements in mammography techniques have minimised the radiation hazard. Conflicting reports of the mortality rates following mammography screening programmes are discussed. In England and Wales, breast cancer is the commonest cause of death in women aged 35 to 54, and it would be unfortunate if the possible benefits of screening were denied to this age group before the latest mammographic techniques have been fully evaluated.}
journal = {Br. Med. J.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {1:6062}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1977}
month = {Mar}
}