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  1. As a breast cancer survivor, I despise the cancer industry, but am torn to stop, reduce, or continue yearly diagnostic mammograms. I recently had a suspicious mammogram with a benign biopsy, costing me approx. $2,500 out of pocket. Makes me sick!

  2. How can we get all doctors (especially ob/gyns in my case who looked at me like I am insane when I refused to get a mammogram) to see all this data….This is truly unbelievable, don't doctors have even the most basic ethical values? How can they send a patient off to have an annual mammogram knowing these statistics and/or without letting her know about the risks?

  3. Then what other kind of exam instead of the mammogram could you suggest to examine the female breasts to detect/prevent cancer?? Btw thank you for posting all of this info, eye opening…

  4. I'm so grateful for Dr. Greger putting out honest information and giving people the tools to make their own healthcare choices.

  5. Dr Greger I think you need to unpack the last sentence more for your viewers. I know the lead up videos covered the lack of clinical trial showing no benefit but a final summation /balancing pros cons risks benefits would be good.

  6. Thank you, Dr. Greger, for doing this series on mammograms. I have a scientific background and have looked at all the available research on this, finally concluding that the risks of mammograms (physical pain, psychological setbacks from false positives, disfigurement from unnecessary biopsies and overtreatment, and radiation-induced cancers) outweigh the benefits (one death from breast cancer prevented for every 1,000 women undergoing annual mammograms for ten years). Every year since I turned 39, however, I get pressured by my GP and gynecologist to have a mammogram. When I try to explain my reasons for refusing mammograms, I get treated like a scientifically illiterate person who is against all medicine (vaccines, antibiotics, ultrasounds, etc.). I dread my annual checkups because of the inevitable unpleasantness of having to argue with the doctor about something that is supposed to be the doctor's specialty. I've even had to change gynecologists twice because when you repeatedly refuse mammograms, they stop treating you altogether. If I refuse a mammogram and ask for a clinical breast exam, for example, they make a point of rushing through the clinical breast exam, and still hand me a mammogram order on the way out. The level of disrespect for women's decisions about their bodies is breathtaking.

    I realize that most women out there don't have the necessary scientific and statistical training to make sense of all the studies. This is supposed to be the job of the medical establishment. It shouldn't be up to the public to determine whether the advice doctors are giving them is really what's best for them. Ultimately, this is the consequence of having a profit-based health-care system. Thank you for your efforts to undo the damage.

  7. You've said that someone would have to drink 5 liters of soy milk in order to warrant a concern for female characteristics. You made this seem impossible; however, I'm a bodybuilder and sometimes I'll eat two blocks of tofu through out the day. Your thoughts? THANK YOU!!!

  8. There are two types of mammograms: screening mammograms (a healthy woman goes to check there is no hidden cancer), and a diagnostic mammogram (patient has a lump, pain, other symptoms and goes for a mammogram). Does the science support diagnostic mammograms in terms of risk verse benefit?

  9. Mycotoxins and aflatoxins in Beans, Corn, Coffee, Nuts, especially PEANUTS, apple cider vinegar, mushrooms, grains and dried dates, prunes and raisins would make a great video. Also mold poisoning and detoxing of the cytoxins that cause CIRS chronic inflammatory response syndrome.

  10. My dr. made an appt for me today – she pushes me ALL the time. Always uses the same excuse "Well you use a cell phone and that has radiation". I am so torn on this and mammos freaking hurt too!

  11. Where can a woman turn to get strictly a breast ultrasound?? It seems that screening labs won't let you get one without a mammogram first. Any ideas?

  12. Just had my regular mammogram, a follow up, and 6 months later another 4 views on the same side for a total of 10+ exposures to the radiation on ONE SIDE in ONE YEAR. That’s the last time I go to Kermit Gosnell sister to read my mammograms!!!!

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