Communicating the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening

Forbes, Lindsay J.L. and Ramirez, Amanda J. (2014) Communicating the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening. Current Oncology Reports, 16 (382). ISSN 1523-3790. E-ISSN 1534-6269. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11912-014-0382-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Breast and cervical screening each have a distinct balance of benefits and harms. While they are both likely to reduce mortality, breast screening is associated with a greater relative frequency of serious harms than cervical screening. A unique approach has been adopted in England with respect to providing information on cancer screening with the goal of facilitating informed choice. The new materials provide more detail than previous information about the benefits and harms of screening as well as the scientific uncertainties. While there is a uniform format and the information covers the same key issues in both breast and cervical screening programmes, the emphasis and detail varies according to balance of benefits and harms within these programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Breast neoplasms, Cervical neoplasms, Screening, Choice behaviour, Consumer participation, Overdiagnosis, Risks and benefits, Uncertainty, Cancer, Cancer screening, Cancer prevention, Harm, Benefits, Oncology
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 12:19 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 17:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53846 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Forbes, Lindsay J.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4654-9520
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