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    Default No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Charlotte Libov
    June 12, 2015

    A urine test for breast cancer could replace mammograms, researchers say.

    Currently, mammography or ultrasound is used to make a breast cancer diagnosis, which is then confirmed with tissue biopsy.
    These methods expose women to dangerous radiation, invasive intervention, and are subject to erroneous results. However, German researchers say they have developed an experimental breast cancer test that uses a urine sample. It is capable of detecting tumors on the basis of changes in metabolism, they say.

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    ​http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health.../12/id/650287/

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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Great article, Reesacat. I've read recently about other cancers that are being identified via microRNA. I'm new at this issue, but plan to learn more about it. Apparently, most cancers at some point produce a family of miRNAs, or microRNAs, and special coding is necessary to pinpoint the source. This article has piqued further interest in this topic. Thanks.

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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    I won't do a mammogram but I might be persuaded to give this urine test a try.
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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    I won't do a mammogram but I might be persuaded to give this urine test a try.
    I was led to believe that breast cancer screening wasn't necessary after 65 or 70(?). Maybe not in the US?

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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    At the age of 74 I am still being encouraged to get an annual mammogram, which I always refuse. They've stopped asking me if I want a flu shot. The only thing I can think of that is no longer required of older women is the Pap smear.
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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    The only thing I can think of that is no longer required of older women is the Pap smear.
    Maybe I was confusing it with that? Possibly.

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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Nonetheless, we must be careful in how we use words. "Necessary" and "required" are words which have the power to control our thinking, if we allow them to do so. This is an essential part of the overall control of the masses for the further benefit of the drug and medical industry. Once the average person has been conditioned to think in terms of what someone thinks they "need" to have done to them, the battle already half way has been decided.

    Anyone else have an opinion in this?

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    Default Re: No More Mammograms? Breast Cancer Urine Test

    Only one that agrees with yours. Most of us have been conditioned to believe we need a flu shot, for instance.
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