Why Mammography screening is abolished in Switzerland

Always knew that Switzerland is not only the home of big pharma industry, but also a critical thinking nation.

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Mammography Abolished in Switzerland

According to this article, mammography saves one in 10,000 women, while at the same time 22 % of screen-detected invasive breast cancers were wrongly diagnosed, leading to chemotherapy, surgury and other unnecessary treatments. That means that 106 of the 44,925 healthy women in a screening group were diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer they never had.

Interestingly, most women have a highly overrated view of mammography, believing that mammography prevents or reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer by 68 % – no wonder the industry is able to force us into feeling guilty if we skip our annual mammogram appointment. Not me personally, of course – have never seen the point of them.

 

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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