Are Mammogram Screenings Safe?

Dr.Gøtzsche has been critical of screening for breast cancer using mammography, arguing that it cannot be justified. His critique stems from a meta-analysis he did on mammography screening studies and published as “Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable?” in The Lancet in 2000. In it he discarded 6 out of 8 studies arguing their randomization was inadequate.

Watch the interview on the findings on Mammography

 

In 2006 a paper by Gøtzsche on mammography screening was electronically published in the European Journal of Cancer ahead of print. The journal later removed the paper completely from the journal website without any formal retraction. The paper was later published in Danish Medical Bulletin with a short note from the editor, and Gøtzsche and his coauthors commented on the unilateral retraction that the authors were not involved in.

In 2012 his book Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy was published. In 2013 his book Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare was published.

Dr. Peter Gotzsche talks about his views on prescreening for breast and prostate cancer.
Dr. Peter Gotzsche talks about his background and explains the Cochrane Collaboration.

Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD is a Danish medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration.

*You Tube videos courtesy of John A. McDougall, MD

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Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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