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WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS
and what EVERY WOMAN HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW:

Due to so much controversy over mammograms, I began to research the pros and cons a few years back. There are MANY links that I have researched where I have learned that breast mammography is not a safe practice and does not promote breast health, but that breast self-exam, and lifestyle changes do. Those are the links I hope you will study and compare to the the positive things said by institutions who promote mammograms.

After my personal research, I have refused to do mammograms for quite a few years. I do the yearly sonograms, and hope breast thermography will come to my area soon. I feel every woman should be able to make their own decision on having or not having mammograms based on what they truly believe; I also feel every woman should know of all the truth, and not just part of it to be able to make that decision.

Below the sample boxes, you will find a few links that I have studied, and feel every woman should read. You may or may not agree with any or all of them, but you do have a right to know and weigh the information for yourself.
 


A SAMPLE OF WHAT I HAVE STUDIED FROM THOSE THAT
DO NOT BENEFIT
FROM GIVING MAMMOGRAMS:

"Mammography screening is a profit-driven technology posing risks compounded by unreliability. In striking contrast, annual clinical breast examination (CBE) by a trained health professional, together with monthly breast self-examination (BSE), is safe, at least as effective, and low in cost. International programs for training nurses how to perform CBE and teach BSE are critical and overdue.

Contrary to popular belief and assurances by the U. S. media and the cancer establishment- the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and American Cancer Society (ACS)- mammography is not a technique for early diagnosis. In fact, a breast cancer has usually been present for about eight years before it can finally be detected. Furthermore, screening should be recognized as damage control, rather than misleadingly as "secondary prevention."

Mammography poses a wide range of risks of which women worldwide still remain uninformed."   Samuel S. Epstein, Rosalie Bertell, and Barbara Seaman

 


THIS IS A SAMPLE (what I do not agree with)
 OF WHAT I HAVE STUDIED FROM MANY
THAT BENEFIT
FROM GIVING MAMMOGRAMS:

"Early detection is the key to beating breast cancer and getting an annual mammogram allows your doctor to find a lump when its smaller and better treatment options exist. A mammogram can detect a tumor as tiny as a pinhead—which is up to two years before you or your physician can feel it! The amount of radiation during your mammogram is minimal. Two low-dose X-rays are taken of each breast during a 20-30 minute procedure. The benefits of a screening mammogram far out-weigh any associated risks. Make sure that the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) accredit the mammography facility you chose. All of Advocates' sites are accredited."

SOME LINKS I HAVE FOUND WORTH STUDYING:

Mammograms cause breast cancer (and other cancer facts you probably never knew)  August 15, 2005

Mammograms, X-rays may boost breast cancer risk by 250%
(NewsTarget.com) "An International Agency for Research on Cancer study showed that chest X-rays may increase women's chances of developing breast cancer  However, it is no surprise that there is skepticism of these findings among cancer industry groups which rely on mammography to recruit patients into lucrative cancer treatment protocols. It is not in the interests of such groups to admit that the very test used to detect breast cancer appears to be causing it"...)

Breast Cancer? Breast Health!  The Wise Woman Way Susun S. Weed

Do Mammograms Cause Breast Caner? Dr. James Howenstine, MD. February 28, 2006  NewsWithViews.com

Mammograms 'can increase breast cancer risk' Last updated at 01:00am on 27th June 2006

Bad news for mammograms:   Read the full article with a Free Trial of HighBeam Research »
"For nearly three decades, the medical community has believed its most powerful tool in the fight against breast cancer is the mammogram. Women were told that these low-level X-ray procedures would detect cancerous tissue early enough to permit use of life-saving therapies. And, given the horrifying one-in-nine lifetime chance of developing breast cancer, millions of women flocked to the recommended, biennial mammogram. But a new study has concluded mammograms are no better than a far cheaper, simpler method: physical examination by a physician. The findings have been slammed by ..." 

Mammogram Problems: Mammograms, Biopsies, And Lumpectomies 
The Healthier Life.co.uk

New Federal Guidelines Ignore Dangers of Mammography
 
Dr. Joseph Mercola  Author of the Total Health Program

Mammography Article by Samuel Epstein, MD   Danger and Unreliability of Mammography

 

Actions to take:
(1) Do not submit to mammography. It will not prolong your life and may actually shorten it.
(2) Refuse needle biopsies.
When they remove lumps suspected of being cancerous, surgeons go to great pains to cut well beyond the edges of the tumour - because if they cut into a cancer, they will spread it throughout the body. So why is it that they go brain dead and jab needles with knife-like edges into tissues suspected of being cancer?
(3) If you submit to a lumpectomy, tell the doctor that you want to see the pathologist's report on the specimen. He'll understand what you are looking for: You want to make sure the borders of the specimen were free of tumour tissue. Don't let them give you any of that "We think we got it all" stuff they're always trying to dish out.

See more at link below:

http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/article/2963/mammogram-problems.html

 

 

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