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The information in this section is based on our booklet, Understanding breast screening, which has been produced in accordance with the following sources and guidelines:
Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer Screening. Screening for Breast Cancer in England: Past and Future. 2006. NHS Breast Screening Programme Publications. Gotzsche P and Nielsen M. Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009.
NHS Breast Screening Programme and National Radiological Protection Board Review of Radiation Risk in Breast Screening. 2003. NHS Breast Screening Programme Publications.
Patnick J. Expanding our reach NHS Breast Screening Programme Annual Review 2009. 2009. NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.
West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit, National Cancer Intelligence Network and NHS Cancer Screening Programmes. All Breast Cancer Report: A UK analysis of all symptomatic and screen-detected breast cancers diagnosed in 2006. October 2009. NHS Breast Screening Programme.
Further relevant guidelines and documents can be accessed online at
Content last reviewed: 1 January 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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