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Breast cancer screening programme 'does more harm than good'

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by TiredSam, May 5, 2018.

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  1. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea why I can't add the link to the bbc news site, it keeps changing into a media image and it's driving me nuts. Normal service may be resumed somehow.

    EDIT: Copy and paste this link:

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44016206
     
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  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I keep trying to insert this:

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  3. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    But it keeps converting itself to this:

    upload_2018-5-5_16-17-58.png
     
  4. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It'll probably be the same feature as stops amazon links from even displaying let alone linking - the external media interface has some small "issues" - maybe it should talk to a robot councillor? (It still wouldn't work but at least it (the robot councillor) would feel move valued, before it realised it was a robot and couldn't feel anything).

    I've been waiting for this issue to be fixed, mentioning it occasionally, since the dawn of time, here.
     
  5. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    Those local elections results on Thursday in the UK must have been more interesting than I thought.
     
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    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Without being able to access the article I have read that there is 'fear mongering' out there concerning screening.

    I asked my GP and she said that regular screening is very effective at detecting BC and when caught early the treatments are also very effective.
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    The code box, same button as for the quote box, can be used to post links that automatically embed in an unhelpful way - people can then cut and paste if they are interested.
     
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    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Haven't read the article itself as I'm not signed up.

    I have a friend who was diagnosed with occult breast cancer (hope I remember the name right). Basically there was no lump to be found and the cancer was discovered at routine breast cancer screening. She's had chemo and has just had her lymph glands removed and radiotherapy is the follow up. If she had missed an appointment and had been denied a catch up appointment what chance would she have ?

    I wouldn't like the service to be less available to women. The mistake that affected 450,000 women was really awful, and singling out women aged 70 - 79 as though they're not worth screening is shameful. Offer the screening to women, give women the information they need to make a decision and stop being patronising (or is it money scrimping)

    edit - changed last sentence (I felt a bit crosser when I re read my post)
     
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  10. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44016206
    Copy and paste this link.
     
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  11. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    Showing as the first one in the list for me.

    That's the one. Smart chap.
     
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  12. Adrian

    Adrian Administrator Staff Member

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    @TiredSam

    I can set what media gets included as a media link and what doesn't. I think most things are selected on the media pack but I'm quite happy to change that. I only installed it to do twitter (and it doesn't do that very well).
     

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