2 breast-cancer tests not needed, study suggests | The Columbus Dispatch
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#1 Jul 27, 2011
What a completely meaningless article. No, make that meaningless AND confusing. Meaningless because it doesn't summarize for the reader the fact that a 0.6% miniscule result hardly justifies getting the test in the first place, nevermind they don't even discuss the COSTS of the 'tests' to the poor patient/provider.
CONFUSING because of--- the above.
But, even WORSE, the complete WASTE of money and resources paid to these supposed test 'researchers' in the FIRST place. All to tell us- the tests- don't work.
If there was or is any greater example of the WASTE driving up the costs of health care- at the expense of the paying public- this is it.
#2 Jul 27, 2011
You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.
#3 Jul 27, 2011
Oh, Really. Explain it to me then what you don't "get".
#4 Jul 27, 2011
Cancer centers across the county do sentinal node biopsies (cost about 3-4K) and Bone marrow biopsy (cost 2-3K) this is based on single institution studies showing benefit. So a prospective trial was conducted appropriately to see if there is benefit to these common procedures. They found no benefit, so now these procedure should be looked at more skeptically when they are done, why put women through procedure that make no difference in outcome according to the study. Get it clown?
#5 Jul 27, 2011
First of all, I wouldn't call Cedars Sinai Medical Center or the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, "supposed test researchers". This is what medical research is all about. We won't find a cure for this disease unless there are studies done which involves tests, trials and research. In case you didn't get it, the study states the tests aren't needed.
#6 Jul 27, 2011
Unless you have walked a single step in a woman shoes that has fought breast cancer you would NEVER understand a thing.
Test will find breast cancer sooner and the more women will live.
Thank God people did not think this way years ago. I found out that I had breast cancer on 07/14/01 had surgery on 08/01/01 and because of the the women in the past that took experimental drugs I was able to have 4 rounds of chemo and 5 weeks of reds and I have beat this shit.
My cousin fought breast cancer for almost 4 years she took every drug her doctor offered her knowing she would die from breast cancer. So because of her maybe just maybe the cure is just a little closer. Btw she passed away on her 59th birthday 06/17/2011.
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