31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 22 — Screening Doesn’t Save Lives

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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.

Also by Peter C Gøtzsche:

Mammography screening is harmful and should be abandoned

About Donna Pinto

I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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