October is breast cancer awareness month, so I’m a little late for this cause, but didn’t want to miss it completely. Here are several important issues that all women should be aware of that they are not likely to hear from their general practitioner.
- Just last week, Otis Brawley, the Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, made a stunning and controversial announcement that we are over-screening for breast and prostate cancer, that results in a large number of people being treated for cancer when it really isn’t needed. Screening the healthy population results in identifying and treating a large number of false positives and tumors that will never actually become cancerous. He also states that the American Cancer Society may have exaggerated the health benefits of screening. (ABC Nightly News)
This announcement confirms what alternative medicine doctors have been telling us for years.
- There is great concern that breast cancer can actually be caused by low level exposure to irradiation. According to Dr. Jonathan Wright, one of the most respected physicians in alternative medicine, “Each mammogram (which delivers 1 rad of ionizing radiation) increases risk of breast cancer by 1%. So if you follow the “expert” recommendation to get a mammogram every year after you turn 40, by the time you are 50, you’ll already have increased your chance of getting breast cancer by 10%.”
- Compression of the breast tissue during a mammogram can result in spreading of cancer cells if cancer is present.
- Most breast cancer occurs in the upper quadrant of the breast, which is an area that is often missed with a mammogram.
- False positive rates for mammography are about ten percent.
- Not all cancers are deadly, but when found in a mammogram, they all get treated as if they are. Some may be completely innocuous and the person could have lived a full life without knowing they even had cancer. Many women are subjected to treatment unnecessarily.
- Contrary to popular belief, mammograms do not significantly reduce the risk of death.
- Mammograms also have a high rate of false negatives. One in four cancers is missed.
What Should You Do, Instead of Getting a Mammogram?
If you feel you must have a screening test, then Dr. Wright tells us that a safer and more effective form of breast cancer screening is called Thermography. Thermography uses an infrared camera that takes a digital image of infrared heat in the body. There is nothing emitted to expose to the body and it can detect cancer up to 10 years earlier than traditional mammography.
Educate yourself on the truth about breast cancer, not the myths that the medical community or pharmaceutical companies want you to believe so you can put money in their pockets.
Be aware that the primary force behind the push for mammograms and the pink movement is mostly from people who have money to gain. Instead of focusing on diagnosing breast cancer, the focus should be on prevention and the key to prevention lies in diet, nutrition, lifestyle choices and environment. Don’t allow yourself to be brainwashed and herded off for slaughter.