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From: Effectiveness of clinical breast examination as a ‘stand-alone’ screening modality: an overview of systematic reviews

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PRISMA flow diagram of literature search and selection. Reporting is in accordance to Preferred Reporting for Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA). *Note: Topic of interest: Breast cancer screening (exclusions: other types of cancer, BC treatment, BC diagnosis); Population: Inclusions are women without a high-risk of breast cancer and never had breast cancer; Intervention: Inclusion is clinical breast examination; Comparator: Inclusions are CBE vs no screening and CBE vs other screening modalities; Outcomes: Inclusions are mortality, shift in stage of tumour at diagnosis, adverse outcomes such as false-positive results, overdiagnosis, overtreatment; Study design: Inclusions are systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis; Other reasons for exclusion: Duplicated publication (same article in different journals), full text is not available, not original article but comments, editorial notes)

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