By PEGGY ORENSTEIN Published: April 25, 2013 NYtimes.com So when the radiologist found an odd, bicycle-spoke-like pattern on the film — not even a lump — and sent me for a biopsy, I wasn’t worried. After all, who got breast cancer at 35? It turns out I did. Recalling the fear, confusion, anger and grief […]
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The New York Times Articles By: H. Gilbert Welch Written: November 21, 2012 FOR decades women have been told that one of the most important things they can do to protect their health is to have regular mammograms. But over the past few years, it’s become increasingly clear that these screenings are not all they’re […]
By Johnnie Ham, MD, MBA Original Article at Mercola.com Many women are completely unaware that the science backing the use of mammograms is sketchy at best. As was revealed in a 2011 meta-analysis by the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, mammography breast cancer screening led to 30 percent overdiagnosis and overtreatment, which equates to an […]
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 30 October 2012 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61611-0Cite or Link Using DOI The benefits and harms of breast cancer screening: an independent review Original Text Independent UK Panel on Breast Cancer Screening† Summary Whether breast cancer screening does more harm than good has been debated extensively. The main questions are how large the benefit […]
Around 4,000 women have unnecessary treatment for a disease that will never threaten their health, though tests should continue Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian, Monday 29 October 2012 Around 1,300 lives are saved by mammography, but many women have unnecessary breast cancer treatment. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Breast cancer screening causes more harm than has […]
Written by Erin Morawetz, The Catholic Register Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 Ontario’s Catholic Women’s League has put its support behind infrared breast screening thermography while expressing opposition to youth indoor tanning. These resolutions were passed at the 65th annual Ontario provincial convention of the CWL, which took place in Kingston, Ont., July 9 to […]
Why Mammography cannot be compared with breast thermography. Author: Dr. Hillary Smith I have recently seen the media go crazy with a study that was done at Bryn Mawr Hospital comparing mammography and thermography for breast cancer detection. The thermal images in the study failed to impress those conducting the study. And so we see […]
The recent plethora of articles reporting a study published that compares a certain type of infrared imaging for breast cancer with mammography has been taken out of context and perspective by some journalists and by certain self interest groups within the medical profession. The ‘No touch breast scan’ product was tested alongside mammography for the […]
The benefits of DITI do vary between age and risk groups. With the pre mammogram age group (under 50) the benefits of screening to detect any findings or changes that justify additional testing or closer monitoring are simple. With any positive DITI findings in this younger age group, any mammogram and ultrasound sensitivity and specificity will be increased with the […]
September 16, 2011 by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor The California State Legislature passed a bill last Friday requiring doctors to inform women if they have dense breasts after a mammogram, making California the second state this summer and the third state so far to have passed a so-called breast density law. The bill, […]
By SHEILA V KUMAR – Associated Press | AP – Fri, Sep 16, 2011 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took seven years of annual mammograms and a cancer diagnosis for Amy Colton to learn something her doctors had realized from the beginning: Her breast tissue is so dense that it could have masked tumors on […]
Academic Journal Main Category: Breast Cancer Article Date: 04 Sep 2011 – 9:00 PDT Peter C Gøtzsche and Karsten Juhl Jørgensen of the Nordic Cochrane Centre urge for “more honesty” from the NHS BSP (Breast Screening Programme). They believe that harm has been understated, and that information issued to the public has in general been […]
Widely used CAD mammography tool fails to find invasive breast cancer, causes needless tests and ...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by: S. L. Baker, features writer Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology, which analyzes mammography images and marks suspicious areas for radiologists to review, has been widely hyped and pushed on women as a way to insure invasive breast cancer is spotted on mammograms. And it has grown into a huge industry, adding […]
EVALUATION OF THE ABILITY OF DIGITAL INFRARED IMAGING TO DETECT VASCULAR CHANGES IN EXPERIMENTAL ...
Int. J. Cancer: 108, 790–794 (2004) © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Publication of the International Union Against Cancer Infrared imaging has frequently been used in the past to detect changes in skin surface temperature associated with breast cancer. Usually a 1–2° C elevation in skin surfacet em-perature is observed at the tumour periphery, and it has […]
Breast Thermography is a Noninvasive Prognostic Procedure that Predicts Tumor Growth Rate in Brea...
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993 Nov 30;698:153-8. Head JF, Wang F, Elliott RL. Source Elliott Mastology Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816. Abstract Our recent retrospective analysis of the clinical records of patients who had breast thermography demonstrated that an abnormal thermogram was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and a poorer prognosis […]
Int J Fertil Womens Med. 2001 Sep-Oct;46(5):238-47. Circadian rhythm chaos: a new breast cancer marker. Keith LG, Oleszczuk JJ, Laguens M. Source Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract The most disappointing aspect of breast cancer treatment as a public health issue has been the failure of screening to […]
The evolving role of the dynamic thermal analysis in the early detection of breast cancer M Salhab, W Al Sarakbi and K Mokbel St George’s and The Princess Grace Hospitals, London, UK International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005, 2:8doi:10.1186/1477-7800-2-8 The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: […]