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New harm found from mammograms

October 10, 2015

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New harm found from mammograms by Mary Budinger —  A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, titled “Long-term Psychosocial Consequences of False-positive Screening Mammography,” spotlights an underreported harm of mammography breast screening — the very real and lasting trauma associated with a false-positive diagnosis of breast cancer. Researchers found that “Six months […]

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Do mastectomies prevent breast cancer?

July 8, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  It is almost fashionable now in Hollywood to preempt a possible diagnosis of breast cancer in the future with a radical mastectomy — prophylactic removal of both breasts. Does it work? The scientific data do not match the hype. A tiny percentage of American men and women are thought to carry […]

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Women are getting fewer mammograms

September 4, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A study by the Mayo Clinic has found that fewer women in their 40s are getting screening mammograms since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40. Mayo Clinic researchers found that screening mammography rates for women aged 40 to 49 […]

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Cancer: Is it possible to prevent it?

August 6, 2012

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by Ben Ta’ati —  Many of us have read newspaper articles and heard claims on TV and radio reporting new “wonder cures” in the war on cancer. Victory against this terrible disease was, according to those reports, just around the corner. Why is it then that so many people are still dying from this disease? […]

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