Article (Scientific journals)
Interet et limites du depistage de masse du cancer du sein par mammographie seule (mammotest)
Lifrange, Eric; Bleret, Valerie; Desreux, Joëlle et al.
2003In Revue Médicale de Liège, 58 (5), p. 331-7
Peer reviewed
 

Files


Full Text
Lifrange F 2003.pdf
Publisher postprint (461.2 kB)
Download

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.

Send to



Details



Keywords :
Breast neoplasms; Diagnosis; Breast radiography; Cancer screening
Abstract :
[en] The literature on screening mammography provides ample opportunity for doubt (the sceptics) and dogma (the screening zealots), and can be interpreted to prove both benefit and harm. The benefit of mammography screening, if any, is modest and the balance between beneficial (potentially, a 20% relative reduction in breast cancer mortality with no significant benefit on all-cause mortality) and harmful (physical and psychological morbidity related to the 15-40% missed cancers and the 80-90% false-positive diagnoses) effects is still delicate. The mammogram alone is a modest weapon. Concurrent clinical breast examination is mandatory. Women that are concerned about breast cancer should be fully informed of the potential benefits and risks of screening mammography. These women should benefit from mammography with concurrent clinical breast examination, and possible whole-breast ultrasound in heterogeneously dense and extremely dense breast patterns.
Disciplines :
Reproductive medicine (gynecology, andrology, obstetrics)
Author, co-author :
Lifrange, Eric ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Bleret, Valerie ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Desreux, Joëlle ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Dondelinger, Robert ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Radiologie - Imagerie médicale
Foidart, Jean-Michel ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Gynécologie - Obstétrique
Gaspard, Ulysse ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine)
Herman, Philippe ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie - Gynécologie-Obstétrique
Van Cauwenberge, Jean-Rémy ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Gynécologie-Obstétrique-Sénologie
Colin, Claude ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Gynécologie - Obstétrique
Language :
French
Title :
Interet et limites du depistage de masse du cancer du sein par mammographie seule (mammotest)
Alternative titles :
[en] Benefits and Limitations of Mammography
Publication date :
May 2003
Journal title :
Revue Médicale de Liège
ISSN :
0370-629X
eISSN :
2566-1566
Publisher :
Hopital de Baviere, Liège, Belgium
Volume :
58
Issue :
5
Pages :
331-7
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Available on ORBi :
since 19 March 2010

Statistics


Number of views
320 (19 by ULiège)
Number of downloads
220 (15 by ULiège)

Scopus citations®
 
4
Scopus citations®
without self-citations
2

Bibliography


Similar publications



Contact ORBi