Is it time to try watchful waiting in breast cancer?

There's an ongoing rise in overtreatment of DCIS.

Cancer experts say a radical rethink on routine breast screening is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in overdiagnosis and overtreatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Mammography

Their comments come on the back of a review of 40 years of NSW data that shows there has been a 100-fold increase in DCIS diagnoses since government-funded mammography was introduced in the mid-1980s.

The study reveals that even after more accurate digital mammography was introduced in 2005 rates continued to rise.

As a result hundreds of women undergo

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