Cancer Alternative Medicine Options
So what does this have to do with cancer alternative medicine and mammograms?
You have a brand new wonderful wall, freshly painted in your favorite room of the house and you needed to find the studs so you could hang your most favorite pictures. Now you love the wall so much that you don’t want to put holes in the wall to find the studs.
So you go to a carpenter, ask him how to find the studs without putting holes in the wall. He says the only way is to take the biggest hammer to break into the wall to find the stud. He convinces you that he will be able to find a stud if there is one. He then puts a big hole in the wall and says, “No stud there, but I’ll come back tomorrow and try again until we find the stud”.
He also tells you that he has the best hammer for doing this work. You really wish you didn’t have to put holes in your wall so you go the local hardware store and ask if there was another way to find the stud and they told that the best way was with a hammer. You then see your carpenter in the store buying new hammers.
Your friend comes along and says, “why don’t you just tap the wall gentle to see if you can hear where a stud is or get one of those detectors that find the studs without damaging the wall”. You consider this then decide that your friend really isn’t an expert and that these professionals must know what they are doing so you continue to let the carpenter put holes in your wall.
- If you learned that mammograms cause cancer would you continue to get them?
- What if the news that you listen to every day never exposes this after science confirms that this is the case?
- How would you know and how could you make an informed decision about your own body when the “experts” tell you that multiple mammograms are the best way of detecting breast cancer?
- Has anyone heard of the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal advisory board, who changed their recommendation from annual to bi-annual mammography screenings, revised the age and getting screened at 50 is a good time to start?
Some organization condemned the revision. The American College of obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) put out their breast screening guidelines and recommended the following for breast cancer prevention:
For women 40-49 years mammography screening should be done annually with the option to wait for 2 years.
For women 50 and up doing a mammogram annually is best
Should mammography be used at all? Dr. Virginia A. Moyer, chair of the Preventive Services task force, according to CNN, answered this topic:
“… the recommendation was based on a recognized modest benefit shown by studies in human subjects.”
A large new study of 1.6 million mammograms has failed to improve breast cancer detection. In fact, it increases a woman’s risk for a “false positive” result and being told she had an abnormal mammogram when she’s actually cancer-free.
Does Radiation Induce Damage?
How many times have you heard that a lifetime of annual mammograms would be equal to the same amount of radiation as one CAT scan? The reality is one Mammogram is equal to the ionizing exposer of 1000 chest x-rays. This means that in Pre-menopausal Annual screenings of women over a 10 year period, she at 8 times greater than the FDA cancer risk level.
Medical radiation, the traditional recommendation for detection of breast cancer, is the major cause of breast cancer. Why? The answer is money, a lot of money in mammograms.
According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, routine radiation is a cumulative risk of causing breast cancer. According to the BreastCancerFund.org, lower-energy X-rays provided by mammography result in substantially greater damage to DNA than would be predicted, and suggests that risk of breast cancer caused by exposure to mammography radiation may be greatly underestimated.
Dr. Samuel Epstein, has been warning people for years about the dangers of mammography.
You might be surprised to know that several mammography devices have been approved without any scientific clear evidence backing up the safety or effective results.
In a 2009 article posted on HealthCentral.com, Terry Matlen reported that nine FDA scientists had raised red flags sharing concerns put in a letter to the then president-elect Obama, alleging that “‘gross mishandling’ by FDA managers was allowing the women in our country to be at risk,” asking for restructuring of the agency.
The scientists cited a breakdown of the independent scientific review process at the FDA dating back 1998. Tom Daschle, Mr. Obama’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote about the issue in his book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.
Daschle shared how mammography computer-aided detection devices were not approved appropriately, thus setting into motion a chronic breakdown of the FDA’s system.
Daschle noted that these devices have not been supported by clinical evidence nor have they show effectiveness or detection of breast cancer and the cause of unnecessary biopsies for hundred of thousands of women. For three years FDA scientists and physicians have strongly spoke up (over five times) recommending these mammography devices not be used or approved without evidence and valid clinical, scientific proof.
Sounds a bit scary, risky and ineffective doesn’t it?
What if you are one of the women whose mammograms misses the cancer or if you end up being one of the women whose cancer might be the result of the actual procedure.
PREVENTING BREAST CANCER
It is always important to identify cancers as early as possible. Early prevention saves lives. Thinking lifestyle changes dramatically reduces risk of developing breast cancer.
Get plenty of natural vitamin A
Evidence shows that vitamin A also plays a role in helping prevent breast cancer.
It’s best to eat vitamin A-rich foods, rather than a supplement. Be cautious of using oral supplements there’s some evidence that vitamin A can cancel out vitamin D.
Vitamin D levels are vital for your health. It’s important to have the proper ratio of vitamin D to vitamin A in your dietary intake
Eating colorful vegetables (for vitamin A) and by exposing your skin to safe amounts sunshine every day (for vitamin D).
- Normalize your insulin levels. Avoiding sugar, especially fructose, as well as grains (including organic ones). We love our sugars but most sugars promote cancer. fructose, is clearly one of the most harmful and should be avoided as much as possible. Plus good exercise never hurt anyone.
- Xenoestrogens should be avoided at all times, things like phthalates & BPA. Chemicals like these mimic the body’s natural estrogen, which is a breast cancer promoter.
- Charred meats such as charcoal or flame broiled meat is linked increased breast cancer risk. Acrylamide—a carcinogen is created when starchy foods are baked, roasted or fried this has been found to increase breast cancer risk as well.
- Avoid unfermented soy products. Unfermented soy is high in plant estrogens, or phytoestrogens, also known as isoflavones. In some studies, soy appears to work in concert with human estrogen to increase breast cell proliferation, which increases the chances for mutations and cancerous cells.
- Body weight is easier to maintain and will come naturally once cutting out sugar, fructose and grains, and start to exercise. It’s important to lose excess body weight because fat produces estrogen.
- Eat as much organic green vegetable and juice daily.
- Get plenty of high quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.
- Curcumin.This is the active ingredient in turmeric.
Does it makes sense to continue paying for the device that causes cancer while it is searching for cancerous cells in the breast?