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Age Is Nothing But a Number

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details the re-emergence of a controversy in the 1990s, which nearly brought the ascendancy of mammography to a complete halt. The controversy stemmed from the results of a major ... More


The House That Mammography Built

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details the advent of breast cancer cause-related marketing. Cause-related marketing is a strategy whereby a company enhances its public image and drives consumers to its products by ... More


Overdiagnosis: Mammography’s Burden

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses mammography-induced breast cancer overdiagnosis, which represents the most significant detrimental consequences of screening. Until recently the issue has received almost no ... More


Pulling the Plug on Granny

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter begins by detailing another controversy that mammography became embroiled in the fall of 2009. In October 2009, the American Cancer Society's chief medical officer Dr. Otis Brawley ... More


What screening does

Angela E. Raffle and J. A. Muir Gray

in Screening: Evidence and practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199214495
eISBN:
9780191723742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214495.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter gives a deeper understanding of screening, and of the diverse consequences it brings. It illustrates the over-detection problem with reference to mammography breast screening, and ... More


A Developing, Untidy, Methodological Pluralism

Miriam Solomon

in Making Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732617
eISBN:
9780191796838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732617.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The methods discussed in this book occasionally contribute to medical controversy, especially when they have contrary findings. In general, disagreement is good for science but not so good for ... More


Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening in Europe

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Making informed decisions about breast and prostate cancer screening requires knowledge of its benefits. To assess Europeans’ knowledge about the effectivity of these screenings in reducing ... More


Aligning Clinical Practice with Best Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness: Payment Policy for Evidence-Based Medical Care

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Contemporary U.S. health care is characterized by the under-use of services known to improve patients’ outcomes and the over-use of services beyond what can benefit patients. Large proportions of ... More


Breast Cancer Screening Pamphlets Mislead Women

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter sets out four ways that misinformation is communicated to women invited to breast cancer screening. These are as follows: tell women what to do without stating the benefits, report ... More


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