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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 31 — Trick or Truth?

“Galileo’s head was on the block. His crime was looking up the truth.” – Indigo Girls Did you know… Clever TRICKS are used to manipulate the TRUTH about mammography screening. The TRICKS are explained in a Time Magazine article, This … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 26 — FEAR-MONGERING

Did you know… Fear-mongering is defined as the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. Thanks to Dr Kenny Lin for his blog post in Common Sense Family Doctor : Fear-mongering in thyroid and breast … Continue reading

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

Did you know… 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 … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 21 — Biased Guidelines & Marketing

Did you know… Professional radiology and surgeon “societies” make up their own guidelines for breast cancer screening while dismissing and discrediting the US Preventative Services Task Force Guidelines. Persuasive marketing campaigns reinforce these “society-created” guidelines. This include websites, videos, brochures, … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 20 — Misleading Statistics

Did you know… Statistics are often used for breast cancer screenings and treatments that mislead the public into thinking the benefit is way better than it actually is. “We often hear news reports that something has been found to reduce … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 19 — Celebrities & Mammography Advice

Did you know…. #1. Companies use celebrities to aggressively market 3D mammograms, although there’s no evidence they save lives. #2. Celebrities influence public opinion Prevention.com did a good job calling celebrity chef Sandra Lee in Why Getting A Mammogram May … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 18 — Fear vs Facts

Did you know… Your breasts might kill you? That’s the message put forth by the video below… urging women to get a mammogram every year starting at 40. This advice tells women to ignore the scientific evidence and guideline recommendations … Continue reading

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