Overdiagnosis is a BIG problem

Overdiagnosis (detecting cancers that would never become life-threatening or cause symptoms), accounts for nearly one-third of newly diagnosed breast cancers (more than 70,000 women) according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Check out this article published in the NY Daily News, Nov 12, 2012:

1.3 million overdiagnosed for breast cancer in US 

And if you feel like reading more on the subject:

Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis? 

Thank you Archie Bleyer, M.D., and H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., M.P.H. for enlightening us with your article: “Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence.”

H. Gilbert Welch is a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and an author of “Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health.”

Thanks to Breast Cancer Action (www.bcaction.org) for hosting an informative webinar regarding this important subject today!

About Donna Pinto

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Becoming a mom changed my life and I was fortunate to work part-time from home with many amazing nonprofits. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis inspired me to an investigation that culminated in creating DCIS 411 and Give Wellness.
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1 Response to Overdiagnosis is a BIG problem

  1. Kay Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing. Glad to see there are finally people coming out with the story of over diagnosis of DCIS!


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