Breast screening – the harms continue

Do you know the difference between overdiagnosis and false positive diagnoses? This and many other questions are answered (for anyone who missed it) – here is the link for the fantastic, not-to-be-missed Horizon guide to breast screening, with clickable graphics and animation:
‘Why isn’t breast screening totally reliable?’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcq7xnb

It begs the question, ‘ just where does the NHS breast screening leaflet’s unjustified assumption that screening saves 1300 lives a year come from?’

and another article –

Doubt is raised over value of surgery for breast lesion at earliest stage. Gina Kolata, The New York Times, 20.8.15.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/health/breast-cancer-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-study.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

and

more from the BBC on Health Checks at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b065yrjp

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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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