The prospect of developing cancer is a frightening one. Sadly, this fear is leading many to undergo dangerous and harmful cancer screenings that, ironically, can cause the very diseases patients hope to avoid.
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans, radon gas and radiation from space. And there is always worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation?
Breast cancer screening methods aimed at "early detection", whether they are orthodox tests such as mammography or alternative modalities such as thermography, have been marketed as procedures of "preventive medicine", allegedly helping to decrease mortality from breast cancer. But is this really true?
Millions of women undergo them annually, but few are even remotely aware of just how many dangers they are exposing themselves to in the name of prevention, not the least of which are misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and the promotion of breast cancer itself.
You may have heard of the latest mammogram study published in the BMJ, which found no reduction in the breast cancer specific mortality in those who undergo these screenings. Why did it cause such a backlash?
Millions of asymptomatic women undergo breast screening annually because their doctors tell them to do so. Not only are these women's presumably healthy breasts being exposed to highly carcinogenic x-rays, but thousands have received a diagnosis of 'breast cancer' for entirely benign lesions that when left untreated would have caused no harm to them whatsoever.
A new study finds vitamin D -- the 'sunlight vitamin' -- strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy.
A quarter century old practice: X-ray based breast screening, has now been confirmed (twice in 3 years) to cause more harm than good, and by what is perhaps the most respected research institution within "evidence-based medicine": The Cochrane Collaboration.
A devastating new report commissioned by the National Cancer Institute reveals that our 40-year long 'War on Cancer' has been waged against a vastly misunderstood 'enemy,' that in many cases represented no threat to human health whatsoever.
A powerful new study on the failure of mammograms to protect women against breast cancer, curiously absent from mainstream news health reporting, was published this month in The European Journal of Public Health
The global juggernaut of unremitting and unapologetic breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment persists.
Despite what millions still believe, mammography does not "save lives." To the contrary, it increases total mortality.