More cannon fire on the web today about mammos vs no mammos. I'll be having another before Christmas because I trust my oncologist.
I ask (beg) you that if you read either of these articles, read the whole thing. Or print it out so you can mark the iffy parts and parts that don't pertain to you.
What If Everything Your Doctor Told You About Breast Cancer Was Wrong?
Mother Jones starts with a story about an angry post-surgery patient, Therese Taylor. Her doctor said her biopsy was "indicative of cancer." The story goes on with a lengthy list of cancers to touch on, and the experiences of famous people. Included are even numbers from studies MJ admits were not well organized or designed. As you know, attempting to cover every possible argument can leave us with parts of a whole story. And the heavy emotional opening ... well.
My questions: DCIS is not palpable - your doc won't get it by touch and neither will you. So if you don't have the mammogram, how do you know if you have the start of something else?
And hopping from one cancer to another can lead to over-simplification.
Cancers are not like rabbits or anything else, and the National Institutes of Health (the second) article does touch on possible, slightly possible migrating DCIS cells.