Checking The Girls



Today is Paint It Pink day.

Jeanne Sutton at writes:

“An infographic we prepped for #paintitpink with the facts and figures about breast cancer in Ireland….”


Breast Cancer in Ireland: The Facts ( 

Related: A clever online campaign by the US Breast Cancer Foundation for October Breast Awareness month.


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11 thoughts on “Checking The Girls

  1. dd

    Oh dear

    They seem to have forgotten to mention the Lead-time bias which has a significant effect on the rate of surviving breast cancer in the screening age

  2. TheStatsAreMisleading

    Hmmmm… Check out Gerd Gigerenzer’s book ‘Risk Savvy’

    “All women and women’s organisations should tear up the pink ribbons and campaign for honest information”

    Overview of his research paper below

    Summary, if you don’t have any pain/symptoms, the risk’s of pre-screening (IMHO) FAR outweigh not getting screened. At least give people an informed choice rather than the biased stats they show.

  3. Mr. T.

    I think info graphics do a disservice to the information they are supposed to be communicating.

    A client got all excited recently asking me for one to put up on Facebook. When I asked why she had no answer other than “Everyone is doing them”.

    She has a Masters in marketing from one of those pretend colleges.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      “I think info graphics do a disservice to the information they are supposed to be communicating”

      Then you’ve been looking at a lot of sh*t infographics, I’d guess. And many are OTT, mashed up, nonsensical, incoherent, illegible, rubbish, so I can’t blame you for thinking that way. There was one on this site a few months ago with more mistakes than a dyslexics first spelling test. That’s what drives me nuts about them, all that effort and the facts are wrong…. straight to the bin with it.

      When done right, they can be brilliant.

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