Monday, January 23, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: NEW MAMMOGRAPHY REPORT

I have not purchased this report.

I do, however, ask these same questions.

We can be sheep when it comes to following the direction of our medical advisors. The authority vested in our doctors coupled with our own fear of disease creates conditions for blind obedience. The following came across my desk today.

"It is a modern day mantra, widely repeated and unquestioningly accepted, that screening mammography offers the best chance of reducing breast cancer deaths. But is this really true? What can a woman really hope to gain by regular mammography? Are there hidden dangers in the methods used to detect and diagnose breast cancer?

This week we launch a new special report: "Mammography, Biopsy and the Detection of Breast Cancer." The report looks in depth at the shortcomings of screening mammography and also discusses needle biopsies, with an explanation of the possible link between this type of breast biopsy and the spread of cancer to nearby lymph nodes."

New Mammography Report

Sue Richards

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