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The Experts Speak on Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 4 This is the final part of the article from Below is a good resource of information written by a variety of doctors.   Regular mammography of younger women increases their cancer risks. Analysis of controlled trials over the last decade has shown consistent increases in breast cancer mortality within a few years of commencing screening. This confirms evidence of the high sensitivity of the premenopausal breast, and on cumulative carcinogenic effects of radiation. The Politics Of Cancer by Samuel S Epstein... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 3 New Screening Technologies While screening is an important step in fighting breast cancer, many researchers are looking for alternatives to mammography. Burton Goldberg totes the safety and accuracy of new thermography technologies. Able to detect cancers at a minute physical stage of development, thermography does not use x-rays, nor is there any compression of the breast. Also important, new thermography technologies do not lose effectiveness with dense breast tissue, decreasing the chances of false-negative results. Some doctors are now offering digital... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 2 Radiation Risks Many critics of mammography cite the hazardous health effects of radiation. In 1976, the controversy over radiation and mammography reached a saturation point. At that time mammographic technology delivered five to 10 rads (radiation-absorbed doses) per screening, as compared to 1 rad in current screening methods. In women between the ages of 35 and 50, each rad of exposure increased the risk of breast cancer by one percent, according to Dr. Frank Rauscher, then-director of the NCI. According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, one estimate is... (Read More ...)

Mammograms and Breast Cancer – Part 1 Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer Society recommend to women of all age groups. According to most health experts, catching a tumor in its early stages increases a woman’s chances of survival by at least 17 percent. The most common method for early detection is mammography. A mammogram... (Read More ...)

Pushing Mammograms on Women With Alzheimer’s Disease Here’s a story about the mammography industry that sounds almost too crazy — and too greedy — to be true. But the facts are documented in a new study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers. It turns out that unneeded, expensive mammograms are being pushed on elderly women who are incapacitated from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, especially if the women have savings or assets of $100,000 or more, . The study, which was just published in the January edition of American Journal... (Read More ...)

New Evidence – Mammograms May Not be the Best Answer (NaturalNews) Ever since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force took a look, finally, at the scientific evidence and announced new recommendations earlier this month for routine mammograms — specifically that women under 50 should avoid them and women over 50 should only get them every other year — the reactions from many women, doctors and the mainstream media have reached the point of near hysteria. Not getting annual mammograms, some say, means countless women will receive a virtual death sentence because their breast tumors... (Read More ...)

A study was done on over 200,000 Norwegian women, ages 50-64 over 2 consecutive 6- year periods. Half of the women received regular mammograms and/or periodic breast exams. The other half had no regular screenings for breast cancer. The researchers, H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., Perh-Henrik Zahl, M.D., Ph.D., and Jan Mehlen, M.D., Ph.D. found that the women who received regular routine screening had 22 percent more incidents of breast cancer than the other women in the study. It was concluded by Dr. Welch that the second group of women (who had no regular screenings) had just as many occurrances of breast... (Read More ...)