The Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR) together with the Brazilian Society of Mastology (SBM) and the Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology (SBOC) issued a note of clarification on breast cancer screening. The note was released last Tuesday (31) and addresses the importance of screening, which aims to detect asymptomatic breast cancer at its onset.
“The objective of screening is to detect asymptomatic breast cancer at its inception, before it spreads to other organs, increasing the chances of a cure with appropriate treatment. Early detection associated with advances in systemic treatment is responsible for two thirds of the reduction in mortality from the disease in developed countries . Mortality in developed countries has been falling since the 90s  and in Brazil it has been on the rise during this period ”, says the document.