Big Medicine pushing women to start getting risky mammograms at age 40, subjecting them to MORE cancer-causing radiation
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new draft recommendations urging all women to undergo x-ray mammography breast screenings every other year starting at age 40 now, rather than the previous starting age of 50.
Ever since Breast Cancer Awareness Month was first launched in 1985, so-called "cause marketing" campaigns promoting mammography have only increased. It started with older women and has been progressively decreasing to also include younger women.
The idea of "early screening" has been drilled into women's heads to such a degree that some have developed an obsession with getting their breasts squeezed to possibly identify the presence of breast cancer early – but at what cost?
It turns out that the cancer industry uses breast cancer screening as a vehicle to suck women into the expensive world of breast cancer treatment. And all the while, women are never told about anything preventative they can do to avoid developing the disease in the first place.
"The 'breast cancer awareness industry' is notorious for shamelessly promoting products known to cause cancer, like junk food, soda pop, toxic cosmetics, and even fracking, which requires the use of dozens of carcinogenic chemicals – and even radionuclides, resulting in environmental contamination," one report warns.
"The industry slaps a pink ribbon on virtually any product or service willing to donate to its 'cause,' which never addresses the root causes of the cancer epidemic. To the contrary, it even covers it up."
(Related: Experts say that mammograms do not even work to detect breast cancer.)
The more mammograms a woman gets, the greater her chances of developing cancer
Mammography itself is a cause of cancer due to all the radiation the technology blasts into women's bodies. The more mammograms they get, the greater their likelihood of developing breast cancer, which in turn generates more money for the cancer industry.
Women are never told any of this when being pressed to get mammograms. And now that women as young as 40 will be getting them regularly, the risks are even greater because they will undergo an additional 10 years of radioactive screenings, increasing their chances of developing cancer as a result.
"Unfortunately, mainstream media, government health agencies and the medical industry foreground and even inflate the theoretical benefits of mammography without accurately representing the seriousness of its known risks," reports warn.
"This bias violates the medical ethical principle of informed consent, which requires patients to be informed of the true risks and benefits of an intervention, in order to make an informed choice."
It is interesting that the USPSTF has suddenly dropped the starting age for mammograms from 50 to 40, seeing as how in 2016, the agency advised against any woman under 40 getting one.
"Beginning mammography screening at a younger age and screening more frequently may increase the risk for overdiagnosis and subsequent overtreatment," the group said just seven years ago.
What changed in the interim to cause the USPSTF to suddenly abandon this warning and embrace the exact opposite? Chances are that it all has to do with money and continuing the cancer racket.
In many ways, mammography plants the radioactive seed, so to speak, that starts a woman's body down the fatal path of developing breast cancer, which is then "treated" with more radiation, chemotherapy, and other poisons, which often kill the patient.
"Consider that medical radiation associated with both diagnostic technologies such as x-ray mammography and therapeutic technologies such as radiotherapy may contribute to the immortalization of benign or low-risk tumor cells that otherwise would not possess tumor-forming capabilities or a metastatic phenotype," reports warn.