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Breast Cancer Can Spontaneously Disappear

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most of us believe that cancer only on rare occasions will disappear on their own, but our first inclination is to get rid of it. However, there is interesting new evidence that refutes this and calls into question what we're doing to deal with breast cancers clinically.        

Breast Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Should mammograms be done on women under the age of 50? The BCDDP study published in 1983 is reviewed. Five of six biopsies are not cancers. Older data on breast biopsies that suggests they spread cancer; it was later shown to be false.    

Breast Cancer Screening Premenopausally

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  No mainstgream screening test is reliable and they can lead to widespread overtreatment. A positive mammogram leads to too many biopsies, especially in dense breasts. Breast thermography is superior.            

Canadians Recommend Fewer Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care now recommends mammograms every three years, no self breast examinations, and no clinical breast exams. They believe these procedures cause too many needless biopsies, mental anguish, and over treatment. This also leads to massive overtreatment of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) which is only life-threatening...

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the age of 40-44. We are trying to find breast cancers earlier in hopes of curing more. Yet screening technology is not working. Of the women who had breast cancer 28% had a mammogram and it was missed. Most biopsies are negative; this leads to excess cost and worry.          

Mammography: More Harm than Good?

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  Screening mammograms could be doing more harm than good according to an article published in the British Medical Journal in December of 2011. The benefits of mammograms were not so apparent because of the risk for overtreatment. Data showed that for every 2000 women taking a mammogram throughout 10 years, one will have her life prolonged, and 10 healthy...

Prostate Cancer (video miniseries)

submitted by: admin on 04/08/2015
Most men will get prostate cancer during their life time. That's right, if you live to be 90 years old your risk is 90%! If you live to age 50, 50% will have prostate. However, 98% of prostate cancers do not need treatment because we die with them, not from them! The trick is to tell who is in the 2% that will die from it. With new technologies coming into...

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...

PSA- Is the Era Over?

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools for diagnosis...

Screening Does Not Reduce Prostate Cancer Deaths

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths but it does lead to overdetection and overtreatment. The cancer detection rate is 40% higher with testing, but to prevent one death from prostate cancer more than 1400 men would need screening and 48 would be unnecessarily treated. The era of the PSA is over.

Spontaneous Cancer Remission

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
Many breast cancers resolve on their own. Autopsy studies show that about 30% of women in their 50s have occult breast cancers that apparently come and go. It makes one wonder if we are massively overdiagnosing cancers and overtreating them as well. The trick is to know which cancers are dangerous and in need of treatment. Studies on mammograms over time have...

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