Skip to comments.New study adds to evidence that mammograms do not save lives.
Posted on 02/12/2014 7:11:51 PM PST by Rabin
Mammograms, the study found, increase perceived survival time without affecting the course of the disease.
British Medical Journal... The 25-year study of 89,835 women in Canada, aged 40 to 59, randomly assigned the volunteers to receive either annual mammograms plus physical breast exams or physical exams alone.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Mammograms sure helped my Sister in Law.
And I’m rather attached to PSA monitoring, given my family history.
Maybe I should feel good that the effort to cut down medical advance warnings is not sexist—the two biggies, breast and prostate, have both been the subject of “why bother” statistical studies.
Thermography is a better alternative...
Re thermography: Really? What sort of resolution does it provide?
The point is that mammography does find cancers earlier, it's just that we still have a long way to go towards finding the best treatments. My strong held belief is that reatments will improve, and thus early detection will be an advantage.
The statistical tools that outcomes analysts have are still very limited. Basing all of our treatment decisions on such statistical analysis is a huge mistake.
Any chance this news is set to correspond with 0Scare limitations of coverage?
Strong chance. It’s a simple fact of finance that, if you diagnose a cancer later, you save money, because the patients die.
I’ll have my colonoscopies if I have to save what should be my wine money and pay cash.
Get used to a flurry of new findings that drive down the cost of Obamacare such as mammograms don’t help and colonoscopies are of no value.
Get your colonoscopy while you can, in memory of Congressman Billybob!
If you have anesthesia, it’s nothing - and if you go without (as I did), it’s no big deal.
I already hated "studies". Now I really hate 'em! I'm a hater!
Are you kidding? A wand camera into your intestines and it doesn't hurt?
just another step to reduce expectations as 0bamacare won’t provide for all the normall tests
An agenda driven study from Canada reported by a British journal.
Both places have a STRONG incentive to convince people to
forgo diagnostic testing that would lead to expensive care. Fooling
people into waiting to learn about a breast cancer by physical exam
saves untold millions of dollars that would otherwise be wasted on
keeping useless peons alive.
More left wing BS!!
How much dose are you opining about? 1 rem? 100 mRem? 3 Rad? What is the dose you believe is delivered? Come up with numbers.
*** New study adds to evidence that mammograms do not save lives ***
>> mammograms plus physical breast exams OR physical exams alone
Seems more like a testament to the physical exam.
Now, what if the physical exam was removed from the study leaving a strict evaluation of the mammogram?
Democrat's war on women. They want women to die from breast cancer. Less burden to the state and lower obamacare costs.
The death panel has spoken.
Not worth mentioning, no. I did a little labor breathing, and a grandmotherly nurse patted my hand.
All of the hormonal contraceptives --- pill, patch, implant, injection --- disorder the normal cycle. Most dangerous of all, the first-trimester termination of the first pregnancy deranges women´s hormones bigtime, significantly increasing the vulnerability of breast tissue to cancerous changes.
Look into it...
The pill can kill: AIIMS study
Durgesh Nandan Jha, TNN Jan 2, 2014, 01.59AM
NEW DELHI: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills...
Well..below is some info.....it is considered “experimental” but, so is a lot of stuff....it is likely the best for determining whether a mammogram is really needed....
Kind of a silly statement, if you ask me. Of course it doesn't affect the course of the disease, that's just there. The beauty of a mammogram is that if you can find the cancer before it gets too far along, the treatment is less severe, which is better for the patient.
Oh, honey, they give you some GOOD drugs, and either you're out like a light, or you don't even care.;o)
Agree with your post completely.
I had them do it w/o anesthesia because my dentist told me the anesthesia after effect was worse than the procedure.
You really don’t feel much of anything.