Peter Byrne, writing for Point Reyes Light, has dug into the math and science that created the myth of a disturbing breast cancer cluster plaguing well-to-do women in Northern California. He reports on the myth, and the money that sustained it, in a continuing series.
Part two: Demystifying the risk of breast cancer.
Part three: The role of the media.
Part four: Saturated with screenings.
Part five: The role of hormone replacement.
Part six: The perils of screening.
Part seven: The Marin women’s study.
Part eight: How to pay the bills.
Part nine: Data riddled with errors.
[Reporting sponsored by The Gannett Foundation.]
Illustration by: Nancy Stein