30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated

The breast cancer industry's holy grail (that mammography is the primary weapon in the war against breast cancer)
has been disproved. In fact, mammography appears to have CREATED 1.3 million cases of breast cancer in the U.S. 
population that were not there. 

A disturbing new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is bringing mainstream attention to the possibility
that mammography has caused far more harm than good in the millions of women who have employed it over the past 30 years
as their primary strategy in the fight against breast cancer.[i] 

Titled "Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence," researchers estimated that among
women younger than 40 years of age, breast cancer was overdiagnosed, i.e. "tumors were detected on screening that would
never have led to clinical symptoms," in 1.3 million U.S. women over the past 30 years. In 2008, alone, "breast cancer
was overdiagnosed in more than 70,000 women; this accounted for 31% of all breast cancers diagnosed."

As we revealed in a previous article,[ii] the primary form of mammography-detected breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in
situ (DCIS), also known as 'stage zero' or 'non-invasive breast cancer.' Unlike truly invasive cancer, which expands
outward like the crab after which it was named (Greek: Cancer = Crab), ductal carcinoma is in situ, i.e. situated,
non-moving – an obvious contradiction in terms. 

Also, DCIS presents without symptoms in the majority of women within which it is detected, and if left untreated will
(usually) not progress to cause harm to women. Indeed, without x-ray diagnostic technologies, many if not most of the
women diagnosed with it would never have known they had it in the first place.