More damning evidence released recently - that the fall in death rates from breast cancer is about better treatments, and not screening. "Scrap breast cancer screening" by Prof Michael Baum appeared in the Guardian recently and there is a link to the research in the BMJ. (in comment 3 or 4) Prof Baum and others are taking legal action against the NHS for failing to obtain informed consent from women. Our brochures are worse than the UK equivalent, yet no one here is warning women about the risks and actual benefits of this testing. I know Breast Screen are pushing to reach a 70% target of women aged 50-69 - this should be about informed consent and our health, not targets and protecting the screening industry. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/02/breast-cancer-screening?INTCMP=SRCH

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