Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mammograms nothing but a dangerous unethical money-making scam

Shock study: Mammograms a medical hoax, over one million American women maimed by unnecessary 'treatment' for cancer they never had

Mammography is a cruel medical hoax. As I have described here on Natural News many times, the primary purpose of mammography is not to "save" women from cancer, but to recruit women into false positives that scare them into expensive, toxic treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

The "dirty little secret" of the cancer industry is that the very same oncologists who scare women into falsely believing they have breast cancer are also the ones pocketing huge profits from selling those women chemotherapy drugs. The conflicts of interest and abandonment of ethics across the cancer industry is breathtaking.

Now, a new scientific study has confirmed exactly what I've been warning readers about for years: most women "diagnosed" with breast cancer via mammography never had a cancer problem to begin with!

93% of "early detection" has no benefit to the patient.

Yep, it is. In fact, if you do the math and calculate 0.1 million fewer women with advanced-stage cancer out of 1.5 million who were diagnosed, 93% of the "early detection" cancer cases studied were false positives, meaning that they would never have gone on to cause advanced-stage cancer anyway.

Dr. Welch's team discovered, there was virtually no reduction in late-stage breast cancer from all this "early" diagnosis, meaning that most women who were told they had breast cancer after a mammogram were being lied to.

Dutch version of the article:

BMJ OpEd Says Komen Ads False
MedPage Today

For every life saved by mammography, the imaging leads to overdiagnosis of two to 10 women, many of whom receive unnecessary interventions and treatment

The timing of breast cancer diagnosis has minimal impact on long-term survival, citing evidence that mammography reduces a 50-year-old woman's 10-year risk of dying of breast cancer from 0.53% to 0.46%.

The Komen advertisement campaign failed to provide the facts. "Worse, it undermined decision making by misusing statistics to generate false hope about the benefit of mammography screening. That kind of behavior is not very charitable."


Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence
The New England Journal of Medicine

Despite substantial increases in the number of cases of early-stage breast cancer detected, screening mammography has only marginally reduced the rate at which women present with advanced cancer.

There is substantial overdiagnosis, accounting for nearly a third of all newly diagnosed breast cancers, and that screening is having, at best, only a small effect on the rate of death from breast cancer.

breast cancer was overdiagnosed (i.e., tumors were detected on screening that would never have led to clinical symptoms) in 1.3 million U.S. women in the past 30 years. We estimated that in 2008, breast cancer was overdiagnosed in more than 70,000 women; this accounted for 31% of all breast cancers diagnosed.


Women still want mammograms

Mammograms have led to the mass disfigurement of American women while doing nothing to improve breast cancer survival rates, and now even mainstream docs and researchers are backing away from them.

But there’s one group of people who still haven’t gotten the message: Women.

Apparently women don’t care what the science shows - they want their mammograms, and they plan to get them just the same.

It’s been proven time and again that these machines detect tumors that don’t need to be treated in the first place, and you can look it up for yourself: Since the rise of breast screenings, surgery rates have skyrocketed… but survival rates haven’t budged. (Read more here.

These radioactive tumor-squishing screenings can even CAUSE the very cancers they claim to detect — and the earlier you start, the higher that risk.


Further reading

Doctor Draws Fire for Mammography Overdiagnosis Stance

Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis?

The high-tech mammogram scam

The Douglas report - Articles on Mammograms