Breast Cancer–Pink Ribbons and tears are not enough

In 1974, former First Lady Betty Ford announced publicly that she had undergone a mastectomy. This helped to de-stigmatize and bring awareness to, a very private and painful issue that many women faced alone. Since that announcement, billions of dollars have been raised in the name of “breast cancer awareness,” and to support breast cancer […]

Switzerland Completely Abolished Mammography Screenings: Here’s Why You Should Probably Never Get One

In 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment initiative, was requested to prepare a review of mammography screening. The team of medical professionals included a medical ethicist, a clinical epidemiologist, a pharmacologist, an oncologic surgeon, a nurse scientist, a lawyer, and a health economist. Two of those members, Nikola Biller-Andorno, M.D. Ph. D. and Peter […]

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

  Too much chemo. Too much radiation. And way too many mastectomies By Siobhan O’Connor October 1, 2015 “What if I decide to just do nothing?” It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a woman who’s just been diagnosed with […]

I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen’s Race is for Money, Not the Cure

Story at-a-glance The multimillion-dollar company behind all those pink “breast cancer awareness” ribbons — the Susan G. Komen Foundation – uses less than a dime of each dollar to actually look for a breast cancer cure, as promised Plastering pink ribbons on every conceivable product has much more to do with raising awareness of, and […]

Everything About Food and Health

Hippocrates (460‐377 B.C.) said, “LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE.” KOSA makes no medical claims, and its purpose is purely informative. KOSA also does not intend to promote any particular cure, nor do they suggest that patients should eventually abandon their ongoing therapies in favor of any others. KOSA also acknowledge that information in this […]