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Mammography Screening - Truth, Lies and Controversy Peter Gøtzsche

Mammography Screening - Truth, Lies and Controversy

Peter Gøtzsche

Published January 31st 2012
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Kindle Edition
400 pages
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The most effective way to decrease womens risk of becoming a breast cancer patient is to avoid attending screening. Mammography screening is one of the greatest controversies in healthcare, and the extent to which some scientists have sacrificedMoreThe most effective way to decrease womens risk of becoming a breast cancer patient is to avoid attending screening. Mammography screening is one of the greatest controversies in healthcare, and the extent to which some scientists have sacrificed sound scientific principles in order to arrive at politically acceptable results in their research is extraordinary. In contrast, neutral observers increasingly find that the benefit has been much oversold and that the harms are much greater than previously believed.This groundbreaking book takes an evidence-based, critical look at the scientific disputes and the information provided to women by governments and cancer charities. It also explains why mammography screening is unlikely to be effective today. All health professionals and members of the public will find these revelations disturbingly illuminating. It will radically transform the way healthcare policy makers view mammography screening in the future.This book gives plenty of examples of ad hominem attacks, intimidation, slander, threats of litigation, deception, dishonesty, lies and other violations of good scientific practice. For some years I kept a folder labeled Dishonesty in breast cancer screening on top of my filing cabinet, storing articles and letters to the editor that contained statements I knew were dishonest. Eventually I gave up on the idea of writing a paper about this collection, as the number of examples quickly exceeded what could be contained in a single article.From the IntroductionCPD with RadcliffeThis book can be used to achieve CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points through directed reading.We provide a free online form, and downloadable certificate for your appraisal portfolio. For more information and to claim CPD points on this book, visit  www.radcliffehealth.com/cpd