Summary: For women living in areas with freely available access to appropriate adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, breast cancer screening by regular physical examination alone may be equivalent to breast cancer screening with regular mammography when evaluated in terms of 25 year risk of breast-cancer or all-cause mortality, but screening by physical examination alone may lead to a lower risk of over-diagnosis and a lower risk of over-treatment.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24519768/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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