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Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
The incidence of breast cancer has increased substantially over the past hundred years and yet there has not been sufficient time for our genes to have mutated to account for this change. This means that there are a wide range of epigenetic factors that must account for the abrupt increase. If you get breast cancer it is vital that you find a practitioner...

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...

DCIS

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, makes up 25% of breast cancers and is lethal in only 1-2%. Failure to differentiate leads to massive overtreatment, significant emotional and physical disability, and unnecessary treatment and costs. There is a desperate need for better screening tests. Many of these cancers spontaneously disappear.            

Do Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
Mammograms under age 50 are controversial. The prestigious Cochrane Study Group concluded that they lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Mammograms use x-rays to differentiate tissue density that is normal or cancerous; this is very difficult in women under age 50 because they have dense breast tissue that is similar to that of breast cancers. It takes almost...

Ductal Carcinoma in situ: Cancer or Benign?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
Between 30 and 50% of new breast cancer diagnoses are found on mammography screenings and are classified as ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. Most of these "cancers" are not cancer at all. In fact about 97% are benign lesions that can be followed over time quite safely. Most cases of DCIS would be better off under-diagnosed and under-treated. Unfortunately,...

Is DCIS Cancer or Not?

submitted by: admin on 07/09/2016
  Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are confused about whether or not DCIS is cancer or not. MDs are no different! About 2% of DCIS cancers are lethal and the other 98% will die with it and not from it. Twenty to twenty five percent of all breast cancers are DCIS. Mainstream treatment for this condition includes surgery, radiation,...

Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
There is considerable confusion about the role of mammograms in breast cancer detection in premenopausal women. The US is the only country in the world making the recommendation that they be done on women under the age of 50. The people standing to profit from doing mammograms in this age group are the mammogram industry, Big Pharma in the sale of chemotherapy,...

Mammograms Remain Controversial

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  One third of cancers detected by mammography may not be life-threatening according to the November of 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Over the past 3 decades, an estimated 1.3 million women have been over-diagnosed of breast cancer that has led to treatment for a cancer for which they did not need treatment. Many of these cancers...

Managing DCIS

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  DCIS accounts for 22% of breast cancers but only 2% develop into lethal cancer. The remaining 98% are overtreated with unnecessary surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. We need a better screening test.            

Preview, DCIS

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, makes up 25% of breast cancers and is lethal in only 1-2%. Failure to differentiate leads to massive over treatment, significant emotional and physical disability, and unnecessary treatment and costs. There is a desperate need for better screening tests. Many of these cancers spontaneously disappear.

Strategies for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis and making decisions about what to do is not an easy task. Where can you go to get reliable mainstream and complementary and alternative information. www.cancerdecisions.com and www.peopleagainstcancer.com are good resources. There are two main approaches to deal with cancer. First, kill the cancer; this is the approach...

Uncertainty Causes Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  When you don't know the outcome of a medical test, the uncertainty of not knowing can be more stressful and anxiety provoking than the worst possible outcome. Our minds tend to worry and we need to learn to "worry well." Chronic stress suppresses immunity and sets the stage for further inflammation and progression of whatever disease...