The “Feel-Good” War On Breast Cancer

A thought-provoking article from The NY Times on the impact of the Breast Cancer awareness movement on society at large:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/our-feel-good-war-on-breast-cancer.html?pagewanted=all

Peggy Orenstein, a cancer survivor herself, examines the effectiveness, hysteria, and unintended consequences of the campaign.

The article is short on medical jargon and double talk, so you don’t need a Ph.D to read it. It’s a reminder of the dangers of allowing good intentions to be a substitute for actual results.

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