Mammograms are Most Worth it for Women 50-69

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A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s. The new advice gives a global perspective, coming from 29 cancer experts from 16 countries, convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. As treatments improve, the value of tests to find the disease early shrinks.

 

 

  • The international group wanted to update its last advice, from 2002, taking treatment improvements into account.
  • Who should get mammograms and when has long been debated, especially since 2009, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said women should be screened every two years starting at age 50, and that doing so before then does little good and is a personal choice.
  • Mammograms give many false alarms, leading to unnecessary and costly follow-up tests.

 

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  • Contrary this sensationalistic headline, getting regular mammograms is the quickest way for a woman to become a breast cancer patient.

    The rarely broadcast fact is that there has never been much, if any, good evidence that mammography does anything of great significance in terms of breast cancer mortality reduction at any age bracket but (practically only medical industry-sponsored biased flawed “studies” claim that), but plenty of sound data shows the test dose much more serious harm than serious good (read “Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy” by Peter Gotzsche and “The Mammogram Myth” by Rolf Hefti – more at http://www.supplements-and-health.com/mammograms.html ).

    IF women (and men) at large were to examine the mammogram data above and beyond the information of the mammogram industry they’d also find that it is almost exclusively the big profiteers of the test (eg radiologists, oncologists, medical trade associations, breast cancer “charities” etc) who promote the mass use of the test and that most pro-mammogram “research” is conducted by people with massive vested interests tied to the mammogram industry. But most women don’t, they’re hypnotized by the propaganda of the medical allopathy and their comrades such as the mass media and the cancer “charities.”

    Although it is claimed that this panel of this new “study” consists of “independent experts” it is, unsurprisingly, made up of people with vested interests associated with the mammogram or cancer business, such as Stephen Duffy, or Robert A. Smith from the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society, a pawn business group (not a charity) of the orthodox medical business, has been a crucial force to get mass mammography introduced by consistently downplaying and disregarding the known serious risks of the procedure while the group had consistently overstated its benefits.

    So, the public gets assured (=hoodwinked) by this deceptive cartel that mammograms are worthwhile based on their biased faulty “research” data. This scam has been going on for decades…

    Brandy June 9, 2015 9:24 am Reply

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