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Global breast cancer issues

Is mammography a life saving investment, a right for every women over 50, and a responsibility of the health service or is it a redundant at best, and harmful at worst?

Listen to Tony Howell, Professor of Medical Oncology in Manchester, a proponent of mammography and Dr Karsten Jørgensen from the Nordic Cochrane Centre, one of the main critics of mammography, discussing the issues in an interview conducted by Sheena McDonald.

Though coming from different perspectives they both conclude that women should chose for themselves based on all the evidence.

Yet choice is not simple, or fair when the evidence is so complex and conflicting.

The first of a series of snapshots on global breast cancer issues being run by the Global Health Academy.

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