Holistic oncology

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Holistic oncology

Post by Pyrrho » Fri May 27, 2016 5:14 pm

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2016/ ... advocates/
I like to put it this way, even if the highest estimate I’ve ever seen for how many mammographically detected breast cancers are overdiagnosed, one in three, were accurate and other studies that find that as many as one in five mammographically detected breast cancers might regress, I’d still say it’s a bad idea for DiNallo not to undergo effective treatment because in that case the odds would still be between 67 and 80% that her cancer will progress to endanger her life, especially given how young she is. In reality, her odds are almost certainly considerably worse than that because, as I’ve discussed before, most estimates of overdiagnosis are between 5 and 20%. Ms. DiNallo might luck out and be someone whose tumor doesn’t progress or even regresses, but I sure as hell wouldn’t recommend betting her life on it, which is exactly what she’s doing right now. So far she has gotten away with it, but the odds of her continuing to do so are not in her favor.
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Re: Holistic oncology

Post by corplinx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:09 pm

I hate reading those sorts of stories.

Every cancer is a snowflake, but only the quacks and frauds pretend there is panacea cure.

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Re: Holistic oncology

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:53 pm

Excellent article.

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Re: Holistic oncology

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:28 pm

Money better spent on other research.

http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/trea ... astons-pdq
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