Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America

Artist: Connie Ehrlich

I had not yet turned 40 when I read the startling statistic that for every 2000 women who submit to ten years of annual mammograms, one will have her life prolonged and ten will be over-diagnosed and treated unnecessarily. But two years later, when my nurse practitioner urged me in for a baseline, I acquiesced. A call-back led to an odyssey of jaw-dropping research that became “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America,” just out in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion.

Read it here: Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America.

 

 

 

  1 comment for “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America

  1. Julie Silverman
    October 28, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Dear Jennifer,
    I finally got to read this and you did a wonderful job of showing what I always believed. I was so tired of the pink ribbons everywhere and more women everyday having breast cancer. Just in my own circle of woman there have been about 10 cases and at least 3 deaths. I kept saying what you wrote about the estrogen and the chemicals but it seemed like no one listened.
    Your article has given me peace of mind.

    You did your research and I appreciate you for helping all of us to see the truth.
    More to share in person.
    With gratitude for all you do.
    Julie

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