Breast screening in the Herault Department (France) has been carried out since July 1990.
As with other French programmes, it is a population-based screen, whose main features are related to its organization in that : (a) it is performed by a specific unit (the'Institut Montpelliérain d'Imagerie Medico-Biologique') ; and (b) the group of women targeted is those aged 40-70 years.
The two-view mammography is performed every 2 years in mobile units.
This paper presents the results after 30 months : 26,026 participants were screened from a target population of 52,617 women, giving a participation rate of 49%. The recall rate and the biopsy rate observed were 7% and 1.5%, respectively.
The predictive positive value was 8.4% for a positive test while it was 35% for the biopsy ; the values increased with age. 137 cancers were observed giving a detection rate of 5.3%, of which 82% were in situ.
Small (¾ to 10 mm) tumours represented 41.5%, and 71.5% of the cancers were node negative.
The surgical treatment was conservative for 66% of them.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Glande mammaire, Programme sanitaire, Dépistage, Masse, Etude cas, Résultat, Homme, Femelle, France, Europe, Glande mammaire pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Sanitary program, Medical screening, Mass, Case study, Result, Human, Female, France, Europe, Mammary gland diseases, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0468784
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.