Do Mammograms Cause More Harm Than

Whenever I blog or post about mammograms, I always receive a few emails about how mammography saved someones life because they had no idea they had a tumor in their breast. Undoubtedly, there are a few success stories about mammograms. However, when you look at the big picture, mammograms, in general, may be doing more harm than good. We know that radiation CAUSES cancer, so why in the world would we subject our sensitive breast tissue to compression and radiation several times per year? According to Cornell Universitys Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, Female breast tissue is highly susceptible to radiation effects. In a study published in the British Journal of Radiology researchers found compelling evidence that low energy X-rays used in mammograms are approximately 4 times, but possibly as much as 6 times more effective in causing mutational damage than higher energy X-rays. In other words, the low energy radiation is causing DNA damage that could result in an increased risk of developing Breast Cancer. The radiation and compression of Mammograms cause breaks in the DNA strands of high risk women and reduce the effectiveness of tumor-suppressing genes. Mammograms 2 A 25 year study of Canadian women from the ages of 40 to 59 concluded that Annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does NOT reduce mortality rate from Breast Cancer beyond that of a physical exam. In other words, a self-breast exam is just as effective in detecting a tumor as a mammogram. Personal and regular breast exams are a safe and effective alternative to mammograms. In 1985, the American Cancer Society admitted that at least 90% of women who discover breast carcinoma discover the tumor themselves. In a pooled analysis of several studies, women who regularly performed Breast Self Exams (BSE), detected the breast tumors much earlier and with fewer lymph node involvement. According to the American Cancer Society, By the time Breast Cancer is detected on a mammogram, a woman will have already had the disease for an average of 6-8 years. If you could detect cancer on a cellular level, BEFORE it appeared as a lump or a bump, wouldnt you rather have that 6-8 year window to prevent the cancer from developing? Essential # 7 Very Early Detection 1.) Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI) offers the opportunity of very early detection of breast disease over and above self-breast exams and mammography alone. Is it 100% accurate all of the time? No. But neither are mammograms and self- breast exams. Thermographys key asset is that it seems to spot active pre-cancerous breast signs some 6 8 years before any palpable mass appears. Other than very early detection, DITI offers many other benefits. There is NO radiation, NO compression, NO pain, and NO touching. Thermography is a non-invasive test of physiology that can alert your doctor to changes that could indicate early stages of breast disease. When used in conjunction with other procedures, the best fibrocystic breast possible evaluation of breast health is made. A study conducted at the University of Louis Pasteur in France, research scientists concluded that Thermography is useful not only as a predictor of risk factor for cancer but also to assess the more rapidly growing neoplasms. To learn more about the benefits of Thermography and to find ACCT approved Thermography Clinics, visit the American College of Clinical Thermography. 2.) Very Sensitive Blood Tests The traditional cancer marker blood tests that are run for Breast Cancer are CA 15-3, CA 27.29, and CEA, a marker for the presence of lung, colon and liver, to see if the Breast Cancer has spread. Unfortunately these markers are not always reliable, since I have often seen women with active Breast Cancer with normal cancer markers. These tests measure less well-defined cancer proteins or antigens and tend to be inconsistent, being elevated only in the late stage of the disease. There are, however, many blood tests that can discover cancer at very early stages and can also help monitor the progress of specific protocols. One such test is the Cancer Profile developed by Dr. Schandl of American Metabolic Labs. The profile measures specific hormones and enzymes that cancer cells produce and has an impressive accuracy of 90-93% for Breast Cancer With the advancement in technology and the science of epigenetics, we can be very grateful that there are technologies and screening tools that truly do support very early detection without causing harm to the body. About the Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, has maintained successful practices in the Wellness Field since 1979. Certified in many Post Graduate protocols, she has undertaken extensive studies in the various fields of Energy Medicine. Specializing in Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy, Digital Thermography and Chiropractic, Dr V brings a unique approach to Health and Wellness. You can find out more by visiting her website. Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Breast-Cancer 相关的主题文章: