Radiation from Mammograms Can Cause Breast Cancer
As millions of women dutifully schedule regular mammograms, they may not realize that the diagnostic tool itself might be making them sick. Below we’ll look at issues with mammograms and health.
We’re coming to the time of year again when breast cancer awareness month approaches, pink ribbons plaster our cities, thousands gather to walk or run for stricken loved ones and we “hope” for a cure . . . someday . . . of this deadly disease destroying our mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends. What’s the mainstream thought of beating the odds of breast cancer? It is early detection – yearly mammograms and self exams.
Did you know that according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), about 13.2 percent of women in the general U.S. population will develop breast cancer? After millions of your [1. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2002.] dollars have been put into research and solutions, they are finding that their “early detection” tests are actually causing more cancer.
Paul Yaswen, a cell biologist and breast cancer research specialist with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division, said “[T]he radiation promoted the growth of pre-cancerous cells by making the environment that surrounded the cells more hospitable to their continued growth.” [2. Yarris, L. Study Raises New Concerns About Radiation and Breast Cancer, Berkeley Lab News Center, May 13, 2010.] [3. Mukhopadhyay, R. et al. Promotion of variant human mammary epithelial cell outgrowth by ionizing radiation: an agent-based model supported by in vitro studies, Breast Cancer Research, Feb. 10, 2010.] A Johns Hopkins study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded radiation exposure from mammograms could trigger malignancies in women at risk for genetic breast cancer.[4. Berrington de Gonzalez, A. et al. Estimated Risk of Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer From Mammographic Screening for Young BRCA Mutation Carriers, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Oct. 2008; 101: 205-209.]
Additionally, a report just published in Journal of the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine reached a startling conclusion: breast cancer rates increased significantly in four Norwegian counties after women there began getting mammograms every two years. The study concludes that the reason for the sharp spike in cancer rates is that some of the cancers detected by mammography would have spontaneously regressed if they had never been discovered on a mammogram and treated with chemotherapy and radiation. They go on to state that some invasive breast cancers simply go away on their own, healed by the body’s own innate immune system. [5. Kaplan, R. and Porzsolt, F. The Natural History of Breast Cancer, Archives of Internal Medicine, Nov, 2008; 168 : 2302-2303.]
We need to repeat that last sentence, some invasive breast cancers simply go away on their own, healed by the body’s own innate immune system. Every woman needs to know that the steps – mammograms – they are taking to be proactive in preventing breast cancer are actually feeding the deadly disease.
So, what are steps to take for prevention of breast cancer? Creating a titanium immune system. How do you do this? Here are some ways:
- Maintain a healthy weight. Your local Maximized Living doctor is trained in cutting-edge fitness training techniques and the Core and Advanced Eating Plan to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight.
- Reduce the toxin load in your body. Our ML Detox System product can help you efficiently reduce your toxin load.
- Remove interference from your nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments remove pressure on your nerves which, in turn, allows your nervous system to function optimally.
- Have a healthy mental attitude. If you live your life with the daily goal of a titanium immune system, you can live a live with a healthy outlook on cancer and disease. Your body is amazing and kills cancer cells every day on its own without drugs or radiation. This is the truth. You can find comfort in this fact.
Don’t simply wait to get breast cancer and then try and detect it early – with a test that may end up actually creating the cancer it was designed to catch. We know now more than those who have come before us – our grandmothers, mothers, aunts – that early detection is not prevention and is, in fact, dangerous. Live today like you already have cancer by boosting and maintaining your powerful immune system in order to prevent cancer in your future.
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