Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12 percent. There is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. Editor Dedria Bryfonski has compiled several compelling essays that debate various issues about this disease. Across four chapters, readers will evaluate whether annual mammograms save lives, whether preventative mastectomy is a life-saver, whether having an abortion increases the chance of breast cancer, and whether breast cancer awareness has become commercialized.
ContentsDo annual mammograms save lives? About that study that says mammograms don't save lives ... what you need to know / Robin Hilmantel ; A controversial new study says mammograms don't save lives. Should we believe it? / Jonathan Cohn ; The risk of breast cancer from radiation is slight / Kathleen Doheny ; Early detection does not save lives / Karuna Jaggar
Does preventive mastectomy save lives? Double mastectomy improves survival rates over single mastectomy / Shalmali Pal ; Double mastectomy does not improve survival rates over single mastectomy / Lisa Newman ; More women opting for preventive mastectomy
but should they be? / Maggie Fox and JoNel Aleccia ; Many women cannot afford genetic testing for breast cancer / Colleen Joy McCullough ; Most women who have a preventive mastectomy are happy with their choice / Rick Nauert ; Women overestimate their breast cancer risk when choosing preventive mastectomy / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Does abortion increase the risk of breast cancer? Abortion increases breast cancer risk / Angela Lanfranchi ; Faulty science is used to support link between abortion and breast cancer / Abby Ohlheiser ; Faulty journalism denies the link between abortion and breast cancer / Joel Brind ; Pro-choice activists cover up link between abortion and breast cancer / Mary L. Davenport ; Anti-choice groups use flawed studies to establish a link between abortion and breast cancer / Joyce Arthur ; Politics should be taken out of the abortion-breast cancer debate / David van Gend
Has breast cancer awareness become commercialized? Some businesses and nonprofits exploit breast cancer for profit / Lea Goldman ; Businesses buy into breast cancer awareness / Jacob Kanclerz and Ben Sutherly ; The Komen Foundation uses savvy marketing to fight breast cancer / Nancy Brinker interviewed by Philanthropy magazine ; I will not be pinkwashed : Komen's race is for money, not the cure / Joseph Mercola.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Juvenile literature.
Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Breast -- Cancer -- Prevention -- Popular works.
|Publisher|| Farmington Hills, MI :2016
199 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index.