There are many wise doctors and care providers out there who are questioning the traditional health care advice that women are given. One of these wise doctors is a Dr. Brownstein, a holistic family physician at the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
We just discovered his new blog post about mammograms and urge you all to read it. Dr. Brownstein is commenting on a recent Canadian study that shows that mammograms do not result in less breast cancer deaths. He urges women to do their research make up their own minds, and consider thermography. Here is what he says, in part:
“There is no question that mammograms pick up abnormalities in the breasts at a much earlier stage as compared to the physical exam–palpation of the breast. However, as the Canadian studies showed, early diagnosis of breast cancer has not translated into improved mortality rates. A similar situation occurs in men with prostate testing via the PSA test–early diagnosis does not change the course of the illness for the vast majority men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Keep in mind that mammograms are associated with adverse effects. Mammograms utilize ionizing radiation which is a known to cause cancer. In fact, there is a one percent increase risk of developing breast cancer for each mammogram a woman receives. That means, after 10 years, the risk could be as high as ten percent. Some think the risk is higher.
What should you do? Don’t blindly follow anyone’s recommendation, mine included. Do your research. Just because a doctor says that a yearly mammogram is needed doesn’t make it so. Thermography provides a non-toxic way to image the breast using heat. Since it does not expose the breast tissue to ionizing radiation, thermography should be an option. More information about thermography can be found at: www.thermascan.com.
Final thoughts: The war on breast cancer has been a dismal failure. Presently, we have one in seven U.S. women suffering with breast cancer. The best that the Powers-That-Be can offer us, after spending trillions of our scarce health care dollars, is the screening mammogram– which has never been shown to lower mortality rates. I say we need to refocus our efforts. We need to spend our money figuring out what is causing one in seven women to have breast breast cancer. We need less money spent on diagnosing cancer and more spent on how to prevent it. What can you do? Make your views known. Congress will listen to us if we speak loudly enough. And, finally, don’t donate to organizations that are not trying to figure out why so many of us are getting cancer. These same organizations are busy, in the case of breast cancer, promoting screening mammograms.”
Read the entire post at this link: http://blog.drbrownstein.com/the-mammogram-debacle/