Posts Tagged ‘mammogram’

Ten Year Breast Cancer Survivor Used All Natural Interventions.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

My guest for next week, Jessica Richards (C.hyp MNCH (Acc)  is a Personal Transformation and Leadership Development Specialist who has a practice in Harley Street, London. Her work reaches beyond helping people gain creative insights into their purpose, direction, and meaning of life. She is particularly committed to helping people find their leadership potential and to help leaders go further in their lives and work by “Changing the Grounding Day” process which identifies and resolves self-limiting beliefs that is life changing.

She has been a clinical hypnotherapist since 1985 and specializes in Personal Transformation and Corporate Leadership Development.  She works with corporations and was voted by the Academy of Chiet Executes as one of the top three speakers of the decade. Her book The Topic of Cancer about her cancer journey was followed by a contributed chapter in A Cancer Revolution and publishing other papers and fulfilling speaking engagements.

Jessica was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2007. Her doctors told her she needed chemo, mastectomy, breast reconstruction, six weeks of radiotherapy and five years of hormone blockers, but she decided she wanted to beat breast cancer holistically without traditional medical interventions. Recently she celebrated her tenth year cancer free. More information is available at:

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Are Mammograms Necessary Yearly?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new study appearing online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting one annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results.  The researchers said “Screening every other year, as opposed to every year, does not increase the probability of late-stage breast cancer in older women. Moreover, the presence of other illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease made no difference in the ration of benefit to harm.”

Data was collected on 2,993 older women with breast cancer and 137,949 women without breast cancer between 1999 and 2006 which was the largest available screening mammogram data set in the United States. Researchers found no difference in rates of late-stage breast cancer between women screened annually and women screened biennially.  However, they did find that 48% of the women between age 66 and 74 who were screened yearly had false positive results compared to 29% in the group who were screened every two years. They concluded that  “Women aged 66 to 74 who choose to undergo screening mammography shoud be screened every two years. They get no added benefit from annual screening, and face almost twice the false positive and biopsy recommendations , which can cause anxiety and inconvenience. “

Annual Mammograms After Age 40 Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Friday, February 4th, 2011


Contrary to recommendations by the United States Preventive Services Task Force for mammogram screening of every other year for women age 50 to 74 and none for women between age 40 and 49 the researchers found that annual screenings as recommended by the American Cancer Society guidelines for screening every year from age 40 to 84 would save 71% more lives than the method recommended for less frequent screening.

Using the same model used by the task force, the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, and comparing the guidelines of the task force with the American Cancer Society guidelines they found: 1) women who began annual mammograms at age 40 reduced their breast cancer deaths by 40 percent, and 2) those receiving mammograms annually from age 50 to 84 instead of every other year reduced their breast cancer risk by 23 percent and 3) the difference in these two screening approaches was a 71 percent increase in lives saved using the yearly screening approach.

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