Monday, December 19, 2016
Mammograms Promote Cancer Growth - Doctor's Recommend THIS Early Detection Method Instead
Thermogram testing is a much safer way to early detect breast cancer than the more commonly used mammogram. The mammogram is widely regarded as the standard way to detect breast cancer but studies show it isn't all that safe, or even accurate.
As women get older they are encouraged to get a mammogram test every one or two years in order to detect abnormal cancer cells, but many women don't know about a different method of testing, thermogram testing.
Mammograms are considered very dangerous by some of the medical community, so dangerous in fact that they are said to promote the growth of cancer cells due to the large amount of radiation involved.
A single mammogram can expose you to the same amount of radiation as 1,000 chest X-rays, put into some perspective that is equal to about 3 chest X-rays per day for a year. Cancer expert Dr. Samuel Epstein has said “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.”
As well as the danger of radiation exposure, it has been shown that mammograms may not even be effective at preventing deaths from breast cancer.
A study in Sept 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that mammograms only reduced cancer death rates by .4 deaths for every 1,000 women who received annual testing for 10 years, which means that only 1 breast cancer death was averted per 2,500 women. Women are always encouraged to check for lumps in the breast as well as any changes to better help detect breast cancer early.
There is another, less known way of scanning for breast cancer which is often not suggested by doctors.
Thermogramming is different as is scans for heat levels in the body to detect inflammation. It’s incredibly safe and poses no risks even to pregnant and nursing women. Cancerous and pre-cancerous cells are usually caught due to inflammation first before the growth being visible by mammography, therefore thermograms are able to detect cancer years earlier.
A study conducted on women who received regular thermogram screenings over a ten year period found that an abnormal thermogram scan was ten times more reliable for spotting risks than relying on family history, and it also found that thermography was the earliest detector of potential cancers for 60% of women who later developed it.
Dr. Phlip Getson has used medical thermography since 1982, and he has said “Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity 8 to 10 years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of the tumor.
Studies have shown that by the time a tumor has grown to sufficient size to be detectable by physical examination or mammography, it has in fact been growing for about seven years achieving more than 25 doublings of the malignant cell colony.
At 90 days there are two cells, at one year there are 16 cells, and at five years there are 1,048,576 cells—an amount that is still undetectable by a mammogram.”
Thermograms are also better at differentiating between real cancer and false positive scans. A false positive can result in harmful unnecessary treatments and psychological damage.
Thermogram testing is not as common, but can be found in specialist clinics. It is not usually covered by insurance policies but only costs around $250, which is a small price to pay for such a better service.
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