Call them “breast-obsessed” if you like, but more than 3500 years ago, Egyptian physicians documented breast cancer on papyri that survive to this day. Some authorities claim that these documents could date back much earlier than that. A key entry describes “bulging tumors of the breast that have no cure.”
Category Archives: Breast cancer
I won’t wear out the debate on mammography.
Here are the recommendations that focus on the high risk BRCA genetic trait. You might recall a very intense debate on mammogram screening of young women and then another debate on prophylactic mastectomy. Lots of strong opinions, the rate of cancer of the breast is very, very age related with a few exceptions.
The working group for the National Cancer Institute has proposed that the term “cancer” be redefined to mean only lesions likely to kill a patient if untreated. Continue reading
Now that Angelina Jolie has publicized her personal mutilation — it’s the thing to do. Billions and billions of dollars spent fundraising, running, walking, researching, and gala partying — and this is what breast cancer diagnosis/treatment comes down to: lopping off one’s breasts. Continue reading
Not according to this 1999 Chicago Tribune op-ed by JunkScience.com friend Michael Fumento. Continue reading
“But how many lives, exactly, are being ‘saved,’ under what circumstances and at what cost?” Continue reading
Meaningless dribble. Continue reading
An article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) today says a US charity “overstates the benefit of mammography and ignores harms altogether.” The charity’s questionable claim is that early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer and to support this, it cites a five-year survival rate of 98% when breast cancer is caught early, and 23% when it’s not. Continue reading
Breast cancer is uniquely frightening. Almost everyone knows someone who’s had it, and too many of us know someone it’s killed. Continue reading
“But the “race for the cure” is a misnomer. After 30 years and literally billions of dollars collected in donations, there still is no cure for breast cancer nor is there one on the horizon.” Continue reading
Book argues harm outweighs small number of lives saved, and accuses mammography supporters of misconduct Continue reading
It’s about their health not their lifestyle. Continue reading
It won’t please the chemical cranks but it is good to see Continue reading
Fellas, if you ever want to have a relaxed drink with your wife or sweetheart again, you’ll need to put a stake through the heart of this junk science. Continue reading
It’s October, so it must be breast cancer industry month. Continue reading
A new study in the British Medical Journal reports that breast cancer screening has not played a direct part in the reductions of breast cancer mortality in recent years.
I can hear the breast cancer industry screaming already. No doubt the industry will make its followers wear extra pink and walk extra miles this fall to pay for damage control.