50 years of mammograms

So what has over 50 years of mammograms gotten us? A comprehensive review of 50 years of mammography studies assessing the harms versus benefits tells us that the benefits of the screening are overestimated and the harms are underestimated. This comes from Harvard and is fresh out in JAMA, so don’t blame me for the information! In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force back-peddled from previous recommendations of screenings every year at age 40 to routine screening every two years after 50. But did the doctors heed this recommendation? Obviously not because recent evidence shows the use of mammography has not changed following those recommendations. It has to be the money because doctors are still recommending money-spinning mammograms and consequent over-diagnosis and expensive treatments to just about anything with breasts. Thermography anyone?

Mammogram or mammoscam? There are better ways to detect breast tumors.

Mammogram or mammoscam? There are better ways to detect breast tumors.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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