Wednesday 2 September 2015

Mammograms Facts You Probably Never Knew

For breast cancer prevention, an annual mammogram is a highly recommended tool for breast cancer.  At least, that’s doctors’ recommendations. However, it seems that these mammograms in fact cause more harm to women than good, but nobody mentions this facts in public.
This can be witnessed by numerous women who have gone through mammogram procedure, since none of them has been warned about the dangerous side effects of this method.
Most of these women would not believe that their own doctors would on purpose harm or endanger their health, but the cruel reality is that breast cancer is a huge money making business, and mammography is one of its highest money making departments. Several recent studies have found that mammograms do not save lives and can possibly harm health.
A report in the New York Times states as follows:
“One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.
It found that the death rates from breast cancer and from all causes were the same in women who got mammograms and those who did not. And the screening had harms: one in five cancers found with mammography and treated was not a threat to the woman’s health and did not need treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.”
 4 Important Facts All Women Must Know About Mammograms
 Mammograms are not as effective as we are told
A rather disturbing fact linked to mammography is that it is not that accurate as regard it, it actually falsely causes a lot of women to have chemo and radiation for no reason at all.
Namely, 80 percent of the 1.6 million breast biopsies done each year in the United States, because of a suspicious mammography, are negative.  Then, what’s the reason of us to keep doing this unnecessary test, as imposed by conventional medicine?
The problem with mammograms is that they often detect “stage zero” cancer, which can be regressed without any medical treatment. These cancers would never spread or do any harm if left untreated.
Thus, mammograms are leading numerous women astray, making them think they have cancer when they really don’t, as shows the statistics done by the New England Journal of Medicine, which states that the number of cases of misdiagnosed breast cancer s approximately 1.3 million.
Mammograms do not lower death risks
Mammograms were shown to not reduce the overall death rate from breast cancer by some research, including a recent large Canadian study which followed 90,000 women for 25 years.
The truth is that mammography can save some women, but can also harm others. Therefore, it is important to keep the big picture in mind, and distinguish between emotional and statistical analyses.
Mammograms can cause cancer
The whole procedure done with a mammogram is far from being safe, since it uses doses of ionizing radiation to create the image, just like all x- rays. Cancer can result from this ionized radiation, since it can trigger mutations and other genetic damages, and also causes normal cells to become malignant.
Moreover, a highly shocking fact about mammograms is that the patient is subjected to energy x-ray 30kVp radiation, which is 300 percent more carcinogenic than high energy radiation that comes from atomic bomb blasts!
A cellular biologist and breast cancer research specialist with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division, Paul Yaswen, in a statement to the press, stated that:
 “Our work shows that radiation can change the microenvironment of breast cells, and this in turn can allow the growth of abnormal cells with a long-lived phenotype that have a much greater potential to be cancerous.” 
Apparently, younger women have higher risk of radiation. The NCI released evidence that, among women under 35, mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies.
Better Alternatives to Mammograms
Thermography is a good alternative to mammography, which is in fact a simple, non-invasive way of accessing the risk for breast cancer. Progressive physicians in Europe and the US have been using thermography since 1962. What is especially good about it is that it detects breast cancer many years earlier than physical exams and even mammograms., which is their major difference.
Namely, mammograms can’t detect cancer until there are roughly 4 billion cells clumped together, while thermography can see cancer formations at the size of 256 cells!
Moshe Dekel, M.D., board certified in GYN and a specialist in breast thermography, says that “thermography is a physiological study. The infrared camera detects the heat (infrared radiation), which is emitted by the breast without physical contact with it (no compression) and without sending any signal (no radiation).”
“Thermography shows small, unilateral temperature increases which are caused by an increased blood supply to cancer cells. Cancer cells have an ability to create new blood vessels (neoangiogenesis) in order to satisfy the increased demand for nutrients resulting from the higher rate of growth and metabolic demands of the new colony.”
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