Breast screening – harms exceed benefits, yet NHS BSP & Age Extension RCT continue

NNT = Number Needed to Treat. So how many women need to get screened in order to save one life from breast cancer?

Screening mammography for reducing deaths (and Specifically, Breast Cancer Deaths) – no benefit found. David Newman, MD.

The references can be accessed by clicking on the separate tab.

http://www.thennt.com/nnt/screening-mammography-for-reducing-deaths/
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see also

Harding Centre for Risk Literacy –
Breast cancer early detection by mammographic screening
Numbers of women aged 50 or older who participated in screening for 10 years or more:
Benefits
Over that time, from 1000 women screened over 10 years, the number of women who died from breast cancer = 4, the number of women not screened = 5
The number of women who died from all types of cancer – without screening = 21, with screening = 21.
Harms
How many women without cancer experienced false alarms or biopsies: without screening = 0; with screening = 100.
How many healthy women were diagnosed and treated for breast cancer unnecessarily: without screening = 0; with screening = 5.
see detail at:
https://www.harding-center.mpg.de/en/health-information/facts-boxes/mammography

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