Lisa Says: This is a hot topic and it is prudent for women to hear ALL the facts before SHE makes a decision about the best choice for screening for her. Thermograms are a radiation free alternative, for instance. I encourage you to review the other posts we have on breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatments. This is an article posted by NaturalNews.com with info to studies done by such as Johns Hopkins.
Study shows how radiation causes breast cancer
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by: S. L. Baker, features writer www.naturalnews.com
It’s well-established that exposure to ionizing radiation can trigger mutations and other genetic damage and cause normal cells to become malignant. So it seems amazing how mainstream medicine frequently dismisses the idea that medical imaging tests from mammograms to CT scans could play much of a role in causing breast cancer. Take this example from the web site for Cornell University’s Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors:In answer to the question “Is ionizing radiation a cause of breast cancer?”, the Cornell experts say “Yes” and note “.. female breast tissue is highly susceptible to radiation effects.” But then they pooh-pooh the possible hazard from mammography x-rays saying the risk …”should not be a factor in individual decisions to undergo this procedure. The same is true for most diagnostic x-ray procedures.”
If that’s not confusing enough, they turn around and state: “Nonetheless, unnecessary radiation exposures should be avoided and continued vigilance is required to ensure that the benefits associated with specific procedures outweigh the future risks.” Read More…..