On Behalf of our Breasts: The Dark Side of Screening

Breast cancer kills. But are blanket screening programmes that screen all women, rather than those with symptoms, doing more harm than good?

Controversially, studies into the effects of these programmes show they do not reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. Healthy women are receiving unnecessary diagnoses of pre-cancerous conditions that are unlikely to develop and many are harmed by unnecessary treatment. We follow four women around the world facing the fear of cancer.

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