Breast screen benefits outweigh harm

The lives saved through breast cancer screening outweigh the harms, according to a major review described as the “latest and best available” take on the controversial subject.

An independent panel, appointed by the UK Government, concluded that women invited to routine screening were 20% less likely to die from breast cancer than those never invited.

On the other hand, however, screening did lead to definite overdiagnosis: 19% of