Interval cancers

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    Interval cancers are an inevitable consequence of mammographic screening. In some cases they occur because the cancer has been missed or misinterpreted by the film reader(s). In many cases, however, the cancer is not visible on the screening mammograms even in retrospect, either because it was present but not distinguishable from normal breast tissue or because it had not yet developed. Either way, women with interval cancers represent an interesting and important group in which screening has failed to confer a benefit.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarly Breast Cancer
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Screening to Multidisciplinary Management, Third Edition
    EditorsJohn R. Benson, Gerald P. H. Gui, Todd Tuttle
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781841848860, 9780429111754
    ISBN (Print)9781841848853
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2013


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