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American Cancer Society Waffles on Need for Screening Tests for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  In a field plagued by frequent controversy, the American Cancer Society (ACS) claims to have taken a major step forward to provide transparency in how justified it is in recommending cancer screening tests. It blames oncologists with a conflict of interest...what would you expect from an organization that depends on income from big pharma and the mammography...

Conflicts of Interest with Pink Ribbon Leaders

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most people think that "Pink Ribbon" leaders are doing a great job in helping prevent the breast cancer epidemic. However, they are sponsored by cosmetic companies that include products that cause cancer; this includes Estee Lauder, Avon, and Revlon. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started by a drug company, Astra Zenica, that sells chemotherapy...

Just Because a Company Does Public Service Does Not Mean it is Selling Healthy Products

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2014
The November 2014 issue of the Journal of :Public Policy and Marketing asked the question, "Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?" Let's make it easy. Should you believe that because Coke and Pepsi support the Olympics and many other worthy events in our culture mean that soft drinks are good for the human body? In...

Mammograms: A Ten Year Study Shows no Benefit Under age 50

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  Many studies show that mammograms in women under 50 are not useful. The US is the only country that does mammograms in this age group. The reasons are explained. Too many biopsies result and many cancers are missed that lead to stress and unnecessary costs.          

More Harm Than Good in Women Over 70 From Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 04/01/2014
In a paper presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference on March 21, 2014, studies out of the Netherlands concluded that doing mammograms in women from age 70-75 as a screening test did not reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer or save lives. They did report that doing mammograms in this age group led to unnecessary overdiagnosis and overtreatment...

Most Cancers are Preventable Today

submitted by: admin on 07/06/2016
An article published in Science Translational Medicine in March of 2012 concluded that 1/3 of all cancers were caused by smoking and another 20% from being overweight or obese. However, diet, exercise, sleep, and exposure to environmental toxins likely account for another 30-40% of all cancers. Genetic factors are not that common. The American Cancer Society...

Selling Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  Medical professional groups and cancer advocacy groups need to refocus on educating rather than persuading about cancer testing. The harms of screening have been largely dismissed. It is easy to sell screening, just magnify the benefit, minimize the cost, and hide the data about their value. These tests are big business and there are conflicts...

Truth and Consequences for the American Cancer Society Regarding Controversial Cancer Screens

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2024
          "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 10/23/2009 - 00:16 — BBelitsos Sometimes, in those rare moments—before the spin takes over—the unvarnished truth can escape from the mouths of genuine scientists who are otherwise ensconced in politicized medical bureaucracies....

What Does it Really Mean to Stand Up to Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/10/2014
The widely viewed national television show, Stand Up to Cancer, that aired on September 5, 2014 featured dozens of movie stars and comedians, and was hosted by Katie Couric. It was entertaining and fun for sure. However, it was sponsored by many pharmaceutical companies...can you imagine why? Hmmm, let me see...it was one giant ad for treating cancer with chemotherapy,...

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