Got this email from a friend, I guess it is better to share it with people as prevention better than cure. Some might agree some might not, well.. just take it as an extra important information, at the end of the day you are the one who choose whether to believe or not.
Well for starters mammograms expose your body to radiation that can be 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray, which poses risks of cancer. Mammography also compresses your breasts tightly, and often Painfully, which could lead to a lethal spread of cancerous cells, should they exist.
'The premenopausal breast is highly sensitive to radiation, each 1 rad exposure increasing breast cancer risk by about 1 percent, with a cumulative 10 percent increased risk for each breast over a decade's screening,' points out Dr. Samuel Epstein, one of the top cancer experts.
Dr. Epstein, M.D., professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, has been speaking out about the risks of mammography since at least 1992. As for how these misguided mammography guidelines came about, Epstein says: 'They were conscious, chosen, politically expedient acts by a small group of people for the sake of their own power, prestige and financial gain, resulting in suffering and death for millions of women. They fit the classification of 'crimes against humanity.''
Not surprisingly, as often happens when anyone dares speak out against those in power, both the American Cancer Society and NCI called Dr.Epstein's findings 'unethical and invalid.'
But this didn't stop others from speaking out as well. In July 1995, The Lancet again wrote about mammograms, saying 'The benefit is marginal, the harm caused is substantial, and the costs incurred are enormous ...'
Dr. Charles B. Simone, a former clinical associate in immunology and pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute, said, 'Mammograms increase the risk for developing breast cancer and raise the risk of spreading or metastasizing an existing growth.'
'The high sensitivity of the breast, especially in young women, to radiation-induced cancer was known by 1970. Nevertheless, the establishment then screened some 300,000 women with Xray dosages so high as to increase breast cancer risk by up to 20 percent in women aged 40 to 50 who were mammogramed annually,' wrote Dr. Epstein. Safe Screening Methods do Exist: The Benefits of Thermography
But you're not likely to hear about them from your general practitioner.' . The establishment ignores safe and effective alternatives to mammography, particularly trans illumination with infrared scanning,' Dr. Epstein points out.
Most physicians continue to recommend mammograms for fear of being sued by a woman who develops breast cancer after which he did not advise her to get one. But I encourage you to think for yourself and consider safer, more effective alternatives to mammograms.
The option for breast screening that I most highly recommend is called thermography. Thermographic breast screening is brilliantly simple. It measures the radiation of infrared heat from your body and translates this information into anatomical images. Your normal blood circulation is under the control of your autonomic nervous system, which governs your body functions.
Thermography uses no mechanical pressure or ionizing radiation, and can detect signs of breast cancer years earlier than either mammography or a physical exam.
Mammography cannot detect a tumor until after it has been growing for years and reaches a certain size. Thermography is able to detect the possibility of breast cancer much earlier, because it can image the early stages of angiogenesis (the formation of a direct supply of blood to cancer cells, which is a necessary step before they can grow into tumors of size).