Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mammograms Lead to Unneeded Treatments Says Dr McDougall

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Mammograms Lead to Unneeded Treatments Says Dr McDougall
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch of Dartmouth Medical School was the keynote speaker at the February 2012 McDougall Advanced Study Weekend in Santa Rosa, CA. He, along with his co-author, Dr. Archie Bleyer of St. Charles Health System and Oregon Health & Science University, published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, November 22, 2012, showing how mammograms do little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, and at the same time, 1.3 million women in the past 30 years have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives. (They were over-diagnosed.)

Dr. Welch explains in easy to understand words this NEJM publication.

This is one more key piece of evidence explaining why women need to avoid looking for breast cancer with mammograms. The Cochrane Collaboration, the highest authority in medical research, made the definitive statement earlier this year by officially recommending that women should stop getting mammograms. They have published brochures in 13 languages to convey their scientific conclusions.

Watch Dr. Welch’s presentations from the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend free:
Over-Diagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
The Two Most Misleading Numbers in Medicine

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