Population-based effects of mammography screening on distribution of tumour stages and consequences for therapy and care of breast cancer patients in Bavaria

Ulrike Braisch, Simone Schrodi, Karla Geiss, Martin Radespiel-Tröger, Dieter Hölzel, Sylvia Heywang-Köbrunner, Jutta Engel & Martin Meyer
Objective: Systematic mammography screening was implemented in 2003 in the German federal state of Bavaria. Among a population of 6.3 million women, about 1.5 million women (23%) are affiliated to the target population (women aged 50 to 69 years) of the screening program. The objective of this [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]