Breast Cancer and Medication

Many years ago a study came out linking increased use of antibiotics to an increased rate of breast cancer.  That study considered cumulative use of all antibiotics, not one specific antibiotic, thus suggesting a range of possible causes.  There was insufficient evidence to prove that the antibiotics caused the breast cancers or even certainly made women […]

Concerning News About Advanced Breast Cancer in Young Women

I am disturbed by a recent study of advanced breast cancer among young women.  Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association February 27, the study tracked breast cancer rates from 1976 to 2009.  Over those 34 years, the incidence of metastatic breast cancer increased by 1.37 cases in 100,000 women.  That is a […]

Mammography and Breast Cancer

If you have been reading my thoughts for some time, you know that I am not a big advocate of mammograms.  I really wish they would do the job they are supposed to do, but they just don’t.   Another study appeared recently, documenting the unpleasant consequences of well-intentioned mammographic screening.  It is not the […]