Breast cancer screening programme ‘does more harm than good’
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«[They] would be well advised to look this gift horse in the mouth,» the medical professionals wrote in the newspaper.
«The breast canada goose outlet screening programme mostly causes canada goose outlet new york city more canada goose uk black friday unintended harm than good, which Canada Goose Parka is slowly being recognised internationally.
«Many women and doctors canadian goose jacket now avoid breast screening because it has no impact on all cause death.»
The canada goose outlet parka claims of lives saved because of breast screening canada goose outlet uk are counteracted by deaths uk canada goose resulting from interventions, the medics said.
And the most dangerous and advanced cancers are not prevented by screening programmes, they said.
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The canada goose jacket letter added: «Although counter intuitive, catching some things that look like cancer down a microscope (before it exists) can be canada goose uk outlet too early and unnecessary.»
Among those who have signed the letter canada goose outlet jackets are Susan Bewley, professor of canada goose factory sale women’s health at King’s College London, canada goose outlet store and Michael Baum, professor emeritus of surgery Canada Goose sale canada goose black friday sale at University College London.
The error, which dated back to Canada Goose Coats On Sale 2009, was revealed earlier this week. Up buy canada goose jacket cheap to 270 women in England may have died because they canada goose clearance did not receive invitations canada goose factory outlet to screening.
The 309,000 women affected those who are still alive will be contacted by letter by the end of May, canada goose outlet black friday with the offer official canada goose outlet of catch up mammograms.
‘How dare they’The NHS estimates that its cheap canada goose uk screening programme saves about one canada goose outlet sale life for canada goose store every 200 women who are scanned for breast cancer, adding up to about 1,300 lives saved each year in the UK.
But about three in every 200 women screened are diagnosed with a cancer that would never have become life threatening, equating to about 4,000 women each year being canada goose outlet uk sale offered unnecessary treatment.
Retired nurse Maggie Whyte, 61, from Edinburgh discovered she had stage Canada Goose online one canada goose jacket outlet breast cancer when she went for a routine canada goose outlet in usa mammogram last year.
«I was lucky as it hadn’t spread to my lymph nodes,» she said. The canada goose outlet reviews treatment she underwent a lumpectomy and radiotherapy was successful.
«It canada goose could have been so canada goose black friday sale different,» she said. «Another three years, I don’t know what would have happened.
«How dare they canada goose outlet online say screening is no good? I am so grateful to have my health.»
‘Two sides to the coin’Fiona Hazell, of charity Breast Cancer Now, said it is «absolutely right» that PHE is offering uk canada goose outlet catch up appointments.
The screening canada goose outlet shop programme is the «best chance» of breast cancer being detected cheap Canada Goose at an «early, more treatable stage», Ms Hazell said.
Dr Emma Pennery, goose outlet canada clinical director at Breast Cancer Care, canada goose uk shop agreed that screening «remains our best tool» for detecting breast cancer early, but added: «There are two sides to the coin and it’s estimated that for every life saved, three women will have unnecessary treatment.»
She added it is «crucial» that every woman eligible is offered screening and is given information about risks and benefits to make their own choice.