Unnecessary breast surgery & junk food for breast cancer

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See this story or others about a BMJ editorial stating that MRI scans may lead to unnecessary breast surgery.

Of course, some American TV viewers will only hear messages such as that promoted by actress Christina Applegate and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN this week in which she claimed that an MRI saved her life – something that no one can prove. (Gupta just threw her a big softball question – “What do you say to people who say look we’re a culture of over-testing as it is?” – but let the pro-MRI message go by on the air virtually unchallenged.)

Meantime, before we leave breast cancer awareness month, see Ken Leebow’s blog about “junk food” for breast cancer.

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Walter Lipman

October 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

Thanks for the link to Ken Leebow’s article. This took me back quite a way…to my late father-in-law, who smoked Raleigh cigarettes because he could buy things by redeeming his Raleigh coupons.
This sort of thinking is why Altria Corp (nee Phillip Morris) donates so much money to museums.