Apologies for the unintended and unavoidable delay in postings -I’m hoping to add regular messages from now on. The screening mammography debate/debacle mentioned earlier rumbles on. Perhaps you have missed it, so I’ll include some updates:
Publicity of NHS breast cancer screening programme is unfair
- 1New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK
There’s an interesting response from a researcher. At first the suggestion that screening mammography is anything but beneficial seems crazy. Don’t we all know women whose lives have been ‘saved’ by screening? Now it seems modern machines are picking up many more ‘changes’ which doctors will feel obliged to treat. There is a a good deal of interesting reading on this subject now. My point is, care cannot be compassionate if there is still paternalism – because paternalism can result in communication issues, psychological issues and physical harms.