I’ve made a number of posts on Mammograms and Breast Cancer and will continue to provide important updates from reliable sources to share. This is from Dr. Pam Popper’s Newsletter. I’ve got her as a resource here at the right column, referred to as “The Wellness Forum“. Dr. Pam Popper is a great resource for very credible nutrition and health information in that she has a very scientific approach and is also quite blunt going by the research results of any topic she comments on. She is big on pointing out erronious information being distrubited to the public she is an awesome resource to check with when you are contemplting making changes in your lifestyle or going for a medical procedure or test.
She has her two latest Newsletters on this topic and clarifies the controvice that has been in the news on this.
Go Here for this info:
Wellness Forum Newsstand and see the last two issues (47) in two parts.
Here are a couple excerpts that I found particularly interesting:
“If breast and prostate cancer screening really worked, the researchers correctly noted, they should have resulted in incurable cancers being found early and treated when they could be cured. A large increase in the detection of early-stage cancers should have been accompanied by a decline in late-stage cancers. But this did not happen.”
“Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society told the New York Times in response to the earlier JAMA study that the organization would post a message on its website next year saying that screening for breast, prostate and certain other cancers results in the over-treatment of non-aggressive cancers while often missing more aggressive deadly cancers.”
“We don’t want people to panic,” he said, “But I’m admitting that American medicine has over-promised when it comes to screening. The advantages to screening have been exaggerated.”
One thing that is not stated in this issue is that there is an alternative for screening in a test called Thermography.I’ve referred to it in previous postings I’ve done, but here is a podcast with Dr. Popper and a Clinical Thermographer, Theresa Spires, owner of Functional Imaging, about the technology and how it works, along with applications other than breast imaging, discussing it’s benefits and differences from Mammography. When going to this link scroll down to the “Breast Thermography” podcast and click t listen to that.Very informative.
If you are in the South Florida area, you can call or visit Florida Natural Healthcare Center, one of their services is Thermography http://floridanaturalhealthcare.com/thermography.html
Call them and let them know I referred you.
If you are not in the South Florida area, you can go to a resource to locate a Thermography office near you by clicking here Thermography Services.