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More spending on breast cancer screening doesn't improve detection rates

1/17/2013 - New and expensive breast cancer screening techniques do not appear to provide greater health benefits to women than older, less expensive techniques, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers...

Startling findings - ovarian cancer screening doesn't save lives and not all ovarian cancers kill or need treatment

6/9/2011 - There's no denying ovarian cancer is usually a terrible disease. A stealthy malignancy, it's often misdiagnosed as indigestion and by the time ovarian cancer is actually discovered by a doctor, the disease may have spread extensively. According to the National Institutes of Health, ovarian cancer is...

Dying cancer patients subjected to expensive, meaningless cancer screening tests

11/10/2010 - Earlier this year, NaturalNews reported the kind of story that almost seems too far-fetched to be true. According to a study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers that was published in the American Journal of Public Health, unneeded, expensive mammograms are regularly pushed...

Breast Cancer Screening Benefits Overstated

5/3/2010 - The American Cancer Society has admitted that the benefits of breast cancer screening have been overstated, even while refusing to rescind its endorsement of yearly mammograms for women over the age of 40. In recent years, scientists have become extremely critical of U.S. health recommendations that...

Cancer Screening is Essentially Useless; Experts Finally Begin Questioning Sanity of "Routine Screening"

11/17/2009 - Cancer experts are expressing increasing concern over the explosion of campaigns urging people to get regularly screened for a wide variety of cancers, warning that such programs may do more harm than good. "It is a real problem," said Otis W. Brawley of the American Cancer Society. "They are doing...

Breast Cancer Screening Exposed As Near-Useless: 2,970 Women Must Be Screened to Save One

8/19/2009 - A new study has cast fresh doubt on the widespread assumption that regular mammograms save lives, showing that 2,970 women must be screened for breast cancer in order to prevent even one death. "For a woman in the screening subset of mammography-detectable cancers, there is a less than 5 percent...

Breast Cancer Screening Not as Accurate or Life-Saving as Widely Believed

5/18/2009 - The British National Health Service has been accused of promoting the benefits of breast cancer screening without warning women of the risks, in a letter signed by 23 people and published in The Times. The letter came in response to the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane...

Breast cancer screening harms ten women for every one it helps

10/19/2006 - A new study by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark found that mammograms may harm ten times as many women as they help. The researchers examined the benefits and negative effects of seven breast cancer screening programs on 500,000 women in the United States, Canada, Scotland and...

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