Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Can Mammograms Cause Breast Cancer?
As we finish Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, a research study published in the British Medical Journal showed that mammograms might actually raise the risk if developing breast cancer in patients that have a genetic risk of the disease. Gene mutations can result from radiation exposure, especially in younger women. The American Cancer Society states that for women at risk, MRI exams might be a safer test. Unfortunately, no mention was made of thermography, which is safer yet and a good way to screen for early signs or even further predisposition to breast cancer. Thermograms are also much less expensive. See Associated Press and British Medical Journal articles in mid-October, 2012. www.healthcelebration.com