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Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

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posted on Feb, 15 2014 @ 01:39 AM
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From the New York Times:

www.nytimes.com...



The findings will not lead to any immediate change in guidelines for mammography, and many advocates and experts will almost certainly dispute the idea that mammograms are on balance useless, or even harmful.


One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.

It found that the death rates from breast cancer and from all causes were the same in women who got mammograms and those who did not. And the screening had harms: One in five cancers found with mammography and treated was not a threat to the woman’s health and did not need treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.


A link to the actual long-term study:

www.bmj.com...

I've never had one, didn't like the 'squeezing' to death of breast tissue (with unknown harm) and the nice dose of radiation to said abused tissue.

If you want screening then Thermography is the way to go It has been

shown to be more accurate with less potential damage to tissue.

Some more specifics and information about Breast therogoraphy at:

articles.mercola.com...




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