more books and publications

Michael Baum`s `Breast beating. A personal odyssey in the quest for an understanding of breast cancer the meaning of life and other easy questions` (Anshan, 2010)

`Testing treatments: better research for better healthcare` (Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers) – reprint by Pinter and Martin 2010 – or download it from the James Lind Library website (www.jameslindlibrary.org)

‘No Mammo?’ – Rachel Campergue, preface Dr Bernard Junod. Published 29 September 2011 – Max Milo. (French)

‘Smart Health Choices – making sense of health advice’, by Irwig, Irwig, Trevena and Sweet – freely accessible online – to read or to download. PDFs are available for downloading under each section: http://www.health.usyd.edu.au/shdg/resources/smart_health_choices.php

‘Making Sense of Screening’ -A guide to weighing up the benefits and harms of health screening programmes’
‘Public expectations about screening don’t match what screening programmes can deliver. By addressing misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and the calculation of benefits and harms, scientists and clinicians hope to bridge the gap between the active debates of the scientific community and the concerns raised by the public.’ – from http://www.senseaboutscience.org website.

The sense about science website offers freely downloadable booklets – for more information on screening:
http://www.senseaboutscience.org/resources.php/7/making-sense-of-screening

Health Knowledge website – Over-detection in breast screening is in chapter 2,
http://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/interactivelearning/index_screening.asp

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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