Sunday, February 23, 2014


For those interested enough to read a technical assessment of mammography, here's the article. For others here's the gist: Unless an infection is prevented from spreading, or we as individuals have need of healthcare, none of us benefits directly from the hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year on the healthcare provided to others. Does this mean that we should abandon all healthcare that benefits only the individual? Those who argue against breast cancer screening would have us ignore the fact that when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it is 100% for that woman. A 30% reduction in breast cancer deaths each year means that 10,000-15,000 fewer women die each year from breast cancer in the United States. MAMMOGRAPHY

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