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Breast cancer screening – short video explains reality

TIME FOR HONESTY – This short video presents the true picture of breast screening programmes in a very easy to understand format. How shocking that this harmful ‘industry’ is allowed to continue (NHS BSP) and the age limit extended at … Continue reading

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Insights from a doctor’s experience as a patient

A recent feature in the Medical Defence Union Journal offers insight into the doctor-patient relationship from a doctor-patient. ‘The overwhelming realisation was that despite being highly qualified, intelligent and driven professionals, we often forget the simple things. The fact that … Continue reading

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Breast screening, health checks and psychological tactics for GPs to encourage attendance, despite ineffectiveness and harms!

https://www.healthwatch-uk.org/images/Newsletters/Number_104.pdf If you enjoy the series ‘Yes, Minister’ you will probably love Issue 104, 2016-17 of the HealthWatch charity’s Newsletter, especially pages 6-8. Breast screening, health checks, nsaids, …what doesn’t work? In his acceptance speech, HealthWatch Award Winner Peter Gotzsche … Continue reading

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Breast cancer: reduction in deaths due treatment, not screening

Reduction in breast cancer deaths due to treatment, not screening, finds study in New England Journal of Medicine: Welch HG, Prorok PC, O’Malley AJ, Kramer BS. Breast cancer tumor size, overdiagnosis, and mammography screening effectiveness. N Engl J Med2016;published online 12 October. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1600249. and reported in bmj: … Continue reading

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Health checks – seem innocuous, but are you told about the scale of the harms?

This rapid response by Peter C Gotzsche, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre, to an article in bmj about NHS Health Checks may be of interest: ‘I don’t want the truth, I want something I can tell Parliament!’ http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5222?tab=responses Although written with … Continue reading

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Breast screening: truths, harms and costs

There is some choice reading in the bmj this week for those interested in breast screening issues, beginning with ‘Editor’s Choice – Breast screening controversy continues’ Fiona Godlee, editor, (BMJ 2013;346:f477) in which she flags up calls for more honest … Continue reading

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New book explains the breast screening controversy

Mammography Screening: truth, lies and controversy. Radcliffe Publishing, 2012 Peter C Gøtzsche, Professor, Director, MD, DrMedSci, MSc Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen pcg@cochrane.dk This book would be invaluable for anyone who wants to understand the breast screening controversy. It offers an … Continue reading

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