What happens to your statistics when you count someone as cured, that never really had the disease in the first place?
There is a claim going around that breast cancer can be cured 95% of the time if caught early enough. But, when is it too early? When does the application of dangerous and damaging treatment for a suspicion of a possible cancer become a greater risk to life and limb for women who’s test results were false positives, or would have stabilized on their own?
This is a tough question. One that each individual should be empowered to make on their own. The following article is a good discussion on the misleading claims of the Komen Foundation about the benefits of mammograms. I look forward to our discussion on this sensitive issue.