12:00am

Wed May 8, 2013
Breast cancer

Today on Your Call: What's the best way to fight breast cancer?


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to Peggy Orenstein about her recent NYTimes Magazine article,

 "Our Feel-Good War On Breast Cancer." Orenstein herself has battled the disease, and once believed “a mammogram saved her life.”  Now she questions the the singular promotion of early detection as well as the Cult of Pink.  “Has raising awareness become more important than saving lives?” Orenstein asks. Join us at 10 or post a comment here.  How have breast cancer awareness campaigns affected you? It’s Your Call with Hana Baba and You.

Guests:

Peggy Orenstein, journalist, and author of the recent NYTimes Magazine cover article, Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Dr. Gilbert Welch, general internist, professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research, and author of Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health

Resources:

NYTimes Magazine: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Peggy Orenstein - website

Peggy Orenstein - blog

Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

New England Journal of Medicine: (VIDEO) "Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence"

NY Times: Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis?

LA Times: Breast practices: The mammogram dilemma

Huffington Post: Feeling Bad About the Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

SFGate: Improved breast cancer detection needed

Barbara Ehrenreich: Welcome to Cancerland 

Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Gayle Sulik: Pink Ribbon Blues

Environmental Health News: President's Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are 'grossly underestimated' and 'needlessly devastate American lives.'

 

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