Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Avoid looking for breast cancer with mammograms.

This just in: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch of Dartmouth Medical School, along with his co-author, Dr. Archie Bleyer of St. Charles Health System and Oregon Health & Science University, published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23171096 on Thursday, November 22, 2012, showing how mammograms do little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, and at the same time, 1.3 million women in the past 30 years have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives. They were over-diagnosed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H8G41LHf9A This is one more key piece of evidence explaining why women need to avoid looking for breast cancer with mammograms. The Cochrane Collaboration http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2012nl/may/mammography.htm, the highest authority in medical research, made the definitive statement earlier this year by officially recommending that women should stop getting mammograms. They have published brochures in 13 languages to convey their scientific conclusions. Watch Dr. Welch’s presentations from the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend free: Over-Diagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health http://www.drmcdougall.com/video/expert_testimonies_h_gilbert_welch_over-diagnosed.htm The Two Most Misleading Numbers in Medicine http://www.drmcdougall.com/video/expert_testimonies_h_gilbert_welch_Two_Most_Misleading_Numbers_Medicine%20.htm