Too much mammography!

Mammography no better than Clinical Breast Exams at saving lives, yet leads to 22% Overdiagnosis and Unnecessary Treatment   Long term follow-up does not support screening women under 60 Before being widely implemented, mammography screening was tested in randomised controlled trials in the 1960s to 80s. Meta-analyses of these trials showed a relative reduction in […]

Women should STOP Getting Annual Mammograms!

Before being widely implemented, Mammography screening was tested in randomized controlled trials in the 1960s to 80s. Meta-analyses of these trials showed a relative reduction in deaths from breast cancer of between 15% and 25% among women aged 50 to 69, but these studies only compared Mammography to doing nothing. Compared to doing nothing, Mammography […]

Should You or Should You Not Get a Mammogram?

A Norwegian study, published in the British Medical Journal, concludes, “Thus, 15% to 25% of cases of cancer are overdiagnosed, translating to 6 to 10 women overdiagnosed for every 2500 women invited for screening.”That may not sound like very many, but that translates to 35,000 to 58,000 woman in the US who are being overdiagnosed and unnecessarily treated every […]

WARNING: Mammograms Cause Cancer, Death!

Why does the FDA not warn women about the obvious risk of radiation associated with annual mammogram screening? The National Cancer Institute admits that  Mammograms emit ionizing Radiation that causes cellular damage associated with aging and DNA mutations that cause cancer.  A woman ages about 4 years every time she gets a Mammogram. Although the […]

Mammograms Over Diagnose Cancer by 15-25%

Mammography might not be appropriate for use in breast cancer screening because it cannot distinguish between progressive and nonprogressive cancer,” said Mette Kalager, M.D., lead author of new research linking mammograms to significant overdiagnosis of breast cancer. The new research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that routine mammography screening — long viewed as […]

Mammograms Used Too Early and Too Often

On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel of 14 doctors and scientists recommended that women in their 40s should stop getting routine annual mammograms; women over 50 should cut back to one mammogram every other year and women over age 74 don’t need them at all. Additionally, the panel recommended that […]