Professor Peter C Gøtzsche shared on Twitter today: “Pink month lies: “Early detection saves lives and breasts.” It doesn’t, and because of overdiagnosis you will reduce your risk of becoming a breast cancer patient by one-third if you ignore summons for mammography screening.”
Be sure to watch this important video in its entirety: “Time to Stop Mammography Screening”
“Women faithfully attend to it as if it were a religion — although it is harmful to them.
We should stop mammography screening.
If you do a utility analysis, considering that it doesn’t save lives, and it creates a lot of overdiagnosis, and unhappiness through doing that, and worries about false positives, you can imaging any utility analysis must come out negative. This is why I tell you, mammography screening is immensely harmful.”
Screening doesn’t save lives and it doesn’t save breasts either.
You remove a lot of breasts in people who it would have been nicer to have them in situ, on the chest — It’s actually quite terrible.
By dropping screening, a woman can lower her risk of getting a breast cancer diagnosis by 1/3.
Screening doesn’t work and it causes breast cancer.
Stay away from screening. We don’t know anything that is more effective than that.
Why do people do this? Because information about screening is one-sided and dishonest.“
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