Could Mammograms Cause Breast Cancer?

by Leisa on November 24, 2008

I am sure that in some circumstances they could.

I’ve read plenty of research over the years about the danger of mammograms.  They give the sensitive breast tissue quite a large dose of radiation while causing trauma to the delicate tissue.  There are also numerous cases of false positives that cause a lot of stress and anxiety to the lady involved.

I’m not saying that they don’t have a place, but again, I prefer to look at more natural, less-invasive and less potentially harmful detection techniques.  There are a few out there that are gaining respect, although more research does need to be done.

Thermography has been shown to be of some use; the testing and information at www.breastcheck.com.au is showing a lot of promise, especially in young women; and another screening tool http://suretouch.com.au/ is also offering another alternative.

Sadly, once a lady is caught in the mammogram web, if there is a problem found it is straight to surgery, chemo and radiation – a process which I abhor, when there are alternative therapies that I believe can have excellent results.  But you have to go to Mexico for those :-)

This article does raise some questions though about the safety and efficacy of mammograms.  Hopefully there will be more investigation into alternative methods of accurate detection so that ladies can be screened without harm.

Read the full article here

Leisa

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