Saturday, November 25, 2017
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15 Things You Can do if You Are Having a Mammogram: I recently did a post with 4 parts to the article about the negative side of having mammograms. The information was written five years ago and when I researched this month, it is still a controversial subject, depending on whose opinion you want to believe. Here are some common sense things to look for if you decide to go this route.  – Sheri Goddard 1-    Get the best, even if it means a long journey. 2–    Go where they specialize, preferably where they do at least 20 mammograms a day. 3–    Be sure the facility is... (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 ...)