Mammograms -Who Needs Them?
Excerpt from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
By Susun S. Weed
Screening mammograms lead to overtreatment
Many of the "cancers" found by mammographic examination are
carcinoma in situ. At least 75 percent of these will remain non-invasive
and can be removed surgically, if desired, at any time, or simply left
alone. Of the 25 percent of in situ cancers that do become invasive,
the number that metastasize is quite small (and unmetastasized breast
cancer rarely kills).
Early detection of tiny in situ tumors often leads to orthodox treatments
which do not prolong life and which can cause immune system suppression,
severe drug reactions, even death. Of course, early detection can also
lead to life-enhancing wholistic treatments.
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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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