Of all mammogram breast cancer diagnosis, 54% are estimated to be results of overdiagnosis. That means likely over half the time, women don’t have breast cancer, according to this study. And that’s insanely bad results, considering a diagnosis typically means harsh treatments and personal stress. According to Sott.net.
Out of all breast cancers detected by screening mammograms, up to 54% are estimated to be results of overdiagnosis. The best estimations of overdiagnosis come from either long-term follow-up of RCTs of screening or the calculation of excess incidence in large screening programs.
Despite no evidence ever having supported any recommendations made for regular periodic screening and mammography at any age, malicious recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening are now promoting that breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients. Published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), the recommendations released by the SBI and ACR state that the average patient should begin annual breast cancer screening at age 40. They also target women in their 30s if they are considered “high risk” as they stated.
On average, 10% of women will be recalled from each screening examination for further testing, and only 5 of the 100 women recalled will have cancer. Approximately 50% of women screened annually for 10 years in the United States will experience a false positive, of whom 7% to 17% will have biopsies. The risk of cancer increases as much as 30% in a given 10 year period of women being exposed to yearly mammograms.
Only “5 of the 100 women recalled will have cancer.” That’s just a blatant tragedy. These absurd numbers provide even further proof that mammograms and annual mammogram screenings are doing more harm than good. Unfortunately, it gets worse. Mammograms are inaccurate even when the cancer is present.
Radiation-induced mutations can cause breast cancer, especially if exposure occurs before age 30 years and is at high doses, such as from mantle radiation therapy for Hodgkin disease. The breast dose associated with a typical two-view mammogram is approximately 4 mSv and extremely unlikely to cause cancer. One Sv is equivalent to 200 mammograms. Latency is at least 8 years, and the increased risk is lifelong.
The radiation part is extremely noteworthy here, because that’s what many of these misdiagnosis lead to. So getting a misdiagnosis could mean actually increasing your risk of getting breast cancer. The rate of advanced breast cancer for U.S. women 25 to 39 years old nearly doubled from 1976 to 2009, a difference too great to be a matter of chance. The mainstream media is finally catching on to the futility of mammograms, as can be seen by this article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Times, they are a changing, folks.