The NHS shares its Views on the Value of Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening may not reduce deaths

Breast cancer screening 'may not reduce deaths'
Screening is recommended for women aged between 50 and 70

The findings of a study examining 39 years of breast cancer death rates have hit the headlines, with The Guardian reporting that, ‘Breast cancer screening not shown to reduce deaths.’ The value of breast cancer screening has been the subject of debate for many years.

While the overall reporting on the findings of the review was accurate, most of the headlines focused on the negative findings – the problem of overdiagnosis. The NHS shares its views on the findings of the independent panel that reviewed the benefits and harms of breast cancer screening in the UK.
In the article “Breast cancer screening may not reduce deaths“, the NHS responds to the following questions:

  • Where did the story come from?
  • What kind of research was this?
  • What did the research involve?
  • What were the basic results?
  • How did the researchers interpret the results?

Analysis by Bazian, NHS Choices

DES Daughter Lisa nominated 2013 Heroes of Hope for Ray County’s Relay for Life Walk

Relay for Life: Survivors’ role models for hope

DES Daughter Lisa @LisaKRugman nominated 2013 Heroes of Hope for Ray County’s Relay for Life Walk
Relay of Life Heroes of Hope Lisa Krugman and John D. Thompson – David Knopf/Richmond News Photo

Lisa Krugman, 58, has been a cancer survivor since 1979, when at 23 she was diagnosed with cervical and ovarian cancer and underwent a complete hysterectomy. Her doctors speculated her cancer was associated with her mother having taken DES (Diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic form of estrogen) while pregnant with her daughter. Five years ago, Lisa was diagnosed with jaw cancer, which could also have its roots in DES.

Relay For Life is an inspirational fundraising event that honours cancer survivors and celebrates life. Each Relay is a community-led, non-athletic event where teams fundraise and then join together in the Relay event.

Congratulations to Lisa and all cancer survivors!

Read Relay for Life: Survivors’ role models for hope
By David Knopf, June 13, 2013, Richmond DailyNews.

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Vital Désir, la bande annonce

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Florence, une jeune femme de 38 ans est victime d’une fausse-couche au 6ème moi de sa grossesse. Le résultat de son hystérogrpahie révèle une malformation. La cause serait le Ditalmide: un médicament sensé prévenir les fausses couches, interdit aux Etats-Unis dès 1971 et, en France, seulement 6 ans plus tard.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

HPV Tests for Cervical Cancer Detection in the UK

2012: NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests

NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
HPV test will provide an early sign of an increased risk of cervical cancer

More than 99% of cases of cervical cancer are caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors say that because the new HPV tests find abnormalities – and increased risk of cancer – at an earlier stage, most women will be able to undergo smear tests far less often, after receiving a negative result.

Read NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent, Dec 2012

Connect with your DES Daughter via klear to explore and discover the Twitter World

klear: find influencers that are relevant and reachable

Connect with your DES Daughter via @twtrland to explore and discover the Twitter World
Connect with your DES Daughter via @klear_com, explore, discover the Twitter World

klear visualizes social footprints to help you discover new people, understand their impact and find better ways to connect and increase your social media network

  • Impact: Activity, Amplification and Outreach quantified by objective measurements.
  • Network: Followers distribution, close connections and engagement stats show who’s listening on the other side of the screen.
  • Content Breakdown: The Best and Recent of a user’s content breakdown shows who he really is, from first hand.
  • Discovery: It’s a new way to search the twitter graph.

FAQs – Keyword Tracker –  Connect with your DES Daughter

Considering Parenthood while fighting the Clock: the Risks of an Older Pregnancy

Fighting the Clock: The Risks of an Older Pregnancy
Postponing children carries elevated risks

Postponing children carries elevated risks. Before you opt for a baby past your child breaing prime, here’s what you need to know

Read Fighting the Clock, Reader’s Digest

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Perturbateurs endocriniens: comment ils menacent notre santé

La Recherche, mensuel n°476 daté juin 2013

Perturbateurs endocriniens : Comment ils menacent notre santé
Le Distilbène DES en France, un scandale au long cours toujours d’actualité

” Distilbène, chlordécone, PCB, bisphénol A : quel point commun y a-t-il entre ces produits ? Tous sont des perturbateurs endocriniens. Autrement dit, tous peuvent perturber le système hormonal. 

Publié début 2013, le rapport de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé sur ces perturbateurs endocriniens fera date : après l’avoir lu, impossible de minimiser les risques que nous font courir ces substances. ”

Actuellement en Kiosque: Perturbateurs endocriniens : Comment ils menacent notre santé, sommaire:

  • Des poisons qui malmèlent les hormones
  • La contre-attaque s’organise pour les éliminer
  • Le Distilbène en France, un scandale au long cours

LaRecherche mensuel n°476 daté juin 2013
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Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

HPV Testing and Cervical Screening

Is the HPV Test better Cancer Screen Method than Pap Smear?

Many women know the HPV vaccine can help protect against cervical cancer. But did you know there is also an HPV test?.

  • Video by healthcentralobgyn, Published on 16 Dec 2011
  • We’ve been doing the HPV test in our office for about 7 years,” said Dr. Jay Staub, ” and I’ve actually have negative paps for 5 to 7 to 10 years in a row and had an HPV test that was positive and actually had cervical cancer. So, I think we’re headed in that direction. We just don’t have the data yet. I think we’re going to see studies that indicate that the HPV test is probably more accurate as a primary screen. “

Find out more

The Palliative Machine: Medical Monopoly under the Corporation-State

The American medical system is corrupt, ineffective and unnecessarily costly

The Palliative Machine: Medical Monopoly Under the Corporation-State
Direct-to-consumer advertising began in 1981, and really took off in 1995

The American medical system is corrupt, ineffective and unnecessarily costly. These outcomes are due to state violence on behalf of the politically connected elite (namely private insurers, physicians, pharmaceutical and medical device companies). Artificial scarcity, price-gouging, misallocation of research funding and the suppression of alternative (non-patentable) therapies can be ameliorated by revoking state-conferred elite privilege and re-establishing cooperative, mutualized healthcare financing. ”

A must read: The Palliative Machine: Medical Monopoly Under the Corporation-State, by Sebastin A. B., GreenMedInfo, May 25th 2013