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Why a Decline in Mammography Rates is Really GOOD News

Why a Decline in Mammography Rates is Really GOOD News

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  • Mammography rates for women in their 40s are declining. Data shows that between January 2006 and December of 2010, mammography rates across the US decreased by nearly 6 percent among women ages 40 to 49
  • Several studies have determined that mammography in younger women appears to do more harm than good. A Cochrane Database review from 2009 found that breast cancer screening led to a 30 percent rate of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, which increased the absolute risk of developing cancer by 0.5 percent.
  • For every 2,000 women invited for screening throughout a 10 year period, the life of just ONE woman was prolonged, while 10 healthy women were treated unnecessarily
  • Annual Breast Thermography Health Assessment Imaging is a physiological test to monitor your breast health, allowing you the opportunity to address chronic inflammation in your body BEFORE cancer has had the time to develop.
  • Its benefits are proven effective for women of all ages and for all breast densities. It is particularly helpful for women with dense breasts, as they are at a higher risk of developing cancer, and have an increased risk of both false positives and false negatives due to the limitations mammograms have in imaging dense breast tissue

By Dr. Mercola

The "C" word; probably the most feared word there is in healthcare. Just the mere mention of cancer conjures up images of death and despair. Cancer screening like annual mammograms is the conventional go-to "prevention" strategy. But researchers increasingly agree that mammography is ineffective at best, and harmful at worst...


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