Deaths 'not cut by breast checks'

There are 2 comments on the This is Guernsey story from Jun 10, 2013, titled Deaths 'not cut by breast checks'. In it, This is Guernsey reports that:

A new study suggests that there is 'no evidence' that screening women for breast cancer has an effect on mortality Breast cancer screening programmes have yet to show a reduction in the number of women who die from the disease, researchers said.

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#1 Jun 10, 2013
This is an interesting article.

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#2 Jun 11, 2013
Well, it's logical. Until we have a cure for cancer, detecting it earlier is not a guarantee that the patient will survive it since not all cancer is detectable until it becomes a threat to the patient's life anyway. Honestly, I don't foresee this test ever producing positive results even when we improve our cancer treatment though, because as I pointed out already, not all cancer is detectable until it becomes a threat to the patient's life, but that's just my 2 cents.

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