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SECOND GUESSING CANCER

I’ve written in a previous post about my experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago. I’ve always wondered if I should have forgone a mastectomy and adopted a watch and wait stance. 365 more words

Health Care Services

Mammograms Again Found to Have No Impact on Mortality

By Dr. Mercola for Mercola.com

Do annual mammograms save lives?

Several studies over the past few years have concluded that mammograms do not save lives, and may actually harm more women than they help, courtesy of false positives, overtreatment, and radiation-induced cancers. 368 more words

Hyperdiagnosis: The Wellness Industry's Anti-Employee Jihad

Healthmine just released a survey bragging about how many employees were diagnosed through wellness programs. That reminded us of our popular 2013 posting on The Health Care Blog called… 1,079 more words

Wellness

UberDx Chapter 6

The latest salvo in the mammography overdiagnosis debate, from Harding et al at

JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 06, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3043

A classic overdiagnosis curve, showing a dramatic increase in breast cancer diagnosis, as related to proportion of women getting mammograms, without a commensurate change in 10 year mortality. 20 more words

Overdiagnosis

The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo plot thickens...more twists and turns

The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo-Hopkins case study is turning into another Nebraska fiasco.  As with Nebraska, the numbers all contradict one another.  But unlike Nebraska, there has as yet been no admission of deliberate lying in the Graco case study. 449 more words

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