Mammograms -Who Needs Them?
Excerpt from Breast Cancer? Breast Health! by
Susun S. Weed
o "Mammography Screening: A Decision-Making Guide," $6 from
the Center for Medical Consumers, 237 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012
o Comprehensive statement on the risks and benefits of screening mammography
from National Women's Health Network, 514 Tenth Street, N.W., Suite
400, Washington, DC 20004
o Information on mammograms from the Women's Cancer Resource Center,
3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
o For information on accredited mammography facilities: Call 1-800-4-CANCER,
the National Cancer Institute's information line.
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Mammograms - Who needs
can't tell if there's cancer.
don't replace breast self-exams.
screening increases risk of breast cancer mortality in premenopausal
Why I haven't
had a baseline mammogram.
mammograms lead to overtreatment.
mammograms don't increase your chances of being cured . . . or of surviving
don't find cancer before it metastasizes.
mammograms life saving for women over 55?
screening mammograms aren't cost effective to society nor are they safe
a less risky way to participate in screening mam-mography?
distract us from the need for societal commitment to true prevention.
other ways to find early-stage breast cancers?
don't promote breast health.
Decide to Have a Mammogram.
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Author: Susun S. Weed. Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen.Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. 380 pages, index, illustrations.
"What a gift to women of all ages! This book helped me overcome my fear of what I might discover during self-examination. I am so grateful that this book came my way and I am healthier in mind, body, and spirit thanks to Ms. Weed's wise words! All of my questions and doubts were addressed in a voice that speaks for all the wise women who have chosen the path of natural and sensible personal health. If I could, I would give a copy of this book to every woman in the world!" Read the Review
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