Wouldn’t It Have Been Better Not To Get Cancer In The First Place?

“Wouldn’t It Have Been Better Not To Get Cancer In The First Place?” By Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

Dr. Susan Love was diagnosed with leukemia on June 8th, 2012.

I have given a lot of thought to the collateral damage that results from cancer treatment. The fact is, it is rarely . . . → Read More: Wouldn’t It Have Been Better Not To Get Cancer In The First Place?

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

“Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer.” By Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times Magazine.

I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a . . . → Read More: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer

“Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer.” By Denise Grady, The New York Times

Too little of the money the federal government spends on breast cancer research goes toward finding environmental causes of the disease and ways to prevent it, according to a new report from a group of scientists, government officials and patient advocates . . . → Read More: Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer

Patients' Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments

“Patients’ Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments.” By Ben Hudson, Abby Zarifeh, Lorraine Young, J. Elisabeth Wells, Annals of Family Medicine

An informed decision to accept a health care intervention requires an understanding of its likely benefit. This study assessed participants’ estimates of the benefit, as well as minimum acceptable benefit, of screening for breast . . . → Read More: Patients’ Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments