Category Archives: Breast cancer

Piereson misses that Piketty is a Frenchie socialist

Finally, a new authoritative book that properly condemns free market capitalism. Commies are overjoyed.

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Breast Cancer, Mammograms, And The Fear Factor

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.”

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Breast Cancer Screening

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.

http://acsh.org/2013/12/task-force-updates-breast-cancer-screening-recommendations/

Cancer to be redefined

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

Claim: Walking reduces risk of breast cancer

This is junk science because… Continue reading

Virginia Hospital’s Race for the Bottom: Let us cut your breasts off

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

Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy — Does it make sense?

Not according to this 1999 Chicago Tribune op-ed by JunkScience.com friend Michael Fumento. Continue reading

NYTimes Mag: ‘Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer’

“But how many lives, exactly, are being ‘saved,’ under what circumstances and at what cost?” Continue reading

Magical Activity: Moderate exercise reduce breast cancer risk?

Meaningless dribble. Continue reading

Understanding risk statistics about breast cancer screening

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

Phelim McAleer: Rewarded for breast-cancer lies

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

Bonnie Erbe: Komen’s ‘Race for the Cure’ is a misnomer

“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

Breast cancer screening cannot be justified, says researcher

Book argues harm outweighs small number of lives saved, and accuses mammography supporters of misconduct Continue reading

Should nuns be permitted to take birth control pills?

It’s about their health not their lifestyle. Continue reading

Sensible breast cancer/pollution report from LA Times

It won’t please the chemical cranks but it is good to see Continue reading

Moderate alcohol causes breast cancer?

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

Thinking — not just pink-ing — on breast cancer

It’s October, so it must be breast cancer industry month. Continue reading

Is routine mammography oversold?

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.