Study: Mammography Screening More Harm than Good?

Holy Hormones Journal: Another failed medical experiment. We have been sounding the alarm on this for years. Study results have showed that decades of screening has not decreased mortality rates. And of course, women are getting mammograms without regard to where they are in the menstrual cycle. Immunity is lowest during the paramenstrum. Are we more susceptible to radiation at that time. Common sense – and a woman’s intuition would justify that.

 

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September 28, 2015 by Carol Adl

A new study on mammography conducted by Peter C Gøtzsche, of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the practice of breast irradiation in an attempt to ‘protect’ against breast cancer is not only harmful but should be abandoned.

The study entitled “Mammography screening is harmful and should be abandoned,” shows that decades of screening has done nothing to reduce breast cancer mortality. This is despite the fact that millions of new and supposedly “early stage” or “stage zero” cancers are being diagnosed, which inflate survival rates.

Natural Society reports:

Previous research by the same author has concluded that even up to 52% of women undergoing this form of breast screening as recommended will be over-diagnosed; however it is hoped that as many of these women as possible obtain a second opinion.

Another study, more readily available as it was published in 2012, examined the incidence of breast cancer across a 32-year timespan, of both localized cancers and later-stage disease. They found that the introduction of mammography in the US was associated with an increase in early stage breast cancer, from 112 to 234 cases per 100,000 women.

In addition, the rate of late-stage breast cancer decreased by only about 8%, from 102 to 94 cases per 100,000. Assuming the best of mammography, 8 of the 122 new cases were women who had been saved by screening and not other factors such as a reduction in smoking rates.

After adjustment, the authors then estimated an over-diagnosis – that is tumors that would have never cause clinical problems – in 1.3 million women during the years 1976 to 2008. In 2008 alone, over 70,000 women were over-diagnosed; this was 31% of all breast cancers diagnosed.

How many of these women will develop “true” cancers from the overprescribed radiation (and chemo), how many will develop, or already suffer from, other physical and mental health issues? The psychological effects of a cancer diagnosis include clinical mental illness and even suicide. Based on data from over 6 million people, a positive cancer diagnosis raises suicide risk 12 times over in the first week and by 3 times in the first year.

Radiation Could ‘Make Cancer Even Stronger’

The risk of cardiovascular-related death is increased by 5.6 times in the first week, and 3.3 times in the first 4 weeks. Additionally, radiation as a cancer “treatment” may increase the survival and renewing abilities of the cells responsible for breast cancer growth by up to 30 times! This means that an unnatural natural selection process may take place, where weaker cancer cells are killed off and the more menacing populations are enriched.

However, the lower-dose radiation used in mammography has actually been shown to be up to 3-4 times more carcinogenic than high dose radiation.

 

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.