misleading marketing with good intentions

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.

Komen Misled on Mammogram Benefits