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The Best Breast Test: The Promise of Thermography
By: Christiane Northrup, MD
“Every year when Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) comes around I am a saddened and surprised that thermography hasn’t become more popular. Part of this is my mindset. I’d rather focus on breast health and ways to prevent breast cancer at the cellular level than put the emphasis on testing and retesting until you finally do find something to poke, prod, cut out or radiate. That’s why I call October Breast Health Awareness Month, not Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I understand that mammography has been the gold standard for years. Doctors are the most familiar with this test, and many believe that a mammogram is the best test for detecting breast cancer early. But it’s not. Studies show that a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier, and produces unambiguous results, which cuts down on additional testing–and it doesn’t hurt the body. Isn’t this what women really want?” Read More

Routine mammograms may result in significant overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer
By: Harvard School of Public Health
“Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research suggests that routine mammography screening—long viewed as an essential tool in detecting early breast cancers—may in fact lead to a significant amount of overdiagnosis of disease that would otherwise have proved harmless. Based on a study of women in Norway, the researchers estimate that between 15% and 25% of breast cancer cases are overdiagnosed.” Read More

New 3D Mammography Significantly Increases Radiation Exposure, and Your Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer
By: Dr. Mercola
“Breast cancer is big business, and mammography is one of its primary profit centers. This is why the industry is fighting tooth and nail to keep it, by downplaying or outright ignoring its significant risks. In the US, women are still urged to get an annual mammogram starting at the age of 40, completely ignoring the updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009. Unfortunately, many women are completely unaware that the science simply does not back up the use of routine mammograms as a means to prevent breast cancer death.” Read More

Screening for breast cancer with mammography
By: Peter Gotzsche & Ole Olsen
A review of the Cochrane Collaboration on it’s findings regarding mammography: Read More

Infrared Screening / Medical Thermography
By: Martin Möhrke, Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
“Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, already described some centuries ago that if a difference in temperature on the human skin is found, a pathological abnormality is probable. He smeared a thin layer of wet mud on his patient’s body for the purpose of investigating areas that dried first.” Read More

A Systematic Assessment of Benefits and Risks to Guide Breast Cancer Screening Decisions
By: Lydia E. Pace, MD & Nancy L. Keating, MD. Featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 2014;311(13):1327-1335.
“Abstract: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among US women. Mammography screening may be associated with reduced breast cancer mortality but can also cause harm. Guidelines recommend individualizing screening decisions, particularly for younger women.” Read More

Using Medical Thermography for Prevention and Wellness
By: Linda Sechrist, Natural Awakenings
What do thermography and the 450-foot long iconic Hollywood landmark sign have in common? The answer—the sophisticated security system used to monitor activity around the famous sign includes a thermographic camera, which uses infrared energy to see trespassers in total darkness. This type of technology, which is also used by firefighters to see through smoke, as well as to find people and fire hotspots, was originally developed for military use during the Korean War (1950 – 1953). Read More

Thermography: The Safe and Effective Breast Cancer Prevention Tool
By: Dr. Mercola
“Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, who have a one in eight chance of developing this disease during their lifetime. It is the most common cancer among American women but fortunately, the death rate is gradually decreasing due to modern early detection and intervention technology. Many doctors recommend that women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram once a year to diagnose and screen for breast cancer. Dr. Joseph Mercola, however, believes that mammograms expose women to radiation that’s almost 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray, which may further increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer. A mammogram also tightly, and often painfully, compresses the breasts, which may dangerously hasten the growth of any existing malignant cells.” Read More

Natural news article on mammograms
By: Dawn Prate, Natural News
“Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer Society recommend to women of all age groups. According to most health experts, catching a tumor in its early stages increases a woman’s chances of survival by at least 17 percent.” Read More

How X-Ray Mammography Is Accelerating The Epidemic of Cancer
By: Sayer Ji, Founder of greenmedinfo.com
“While a growing body of research now suggests that x-ray mammography is causing more harm than good in the millions of women who subject themselves to breast screenings, annually, without knowledge of their true health risks, the primary focus has been on the harms associated with over-diagnosis and over-treatment, and not the radiobiological dangers of the procedure itself.” Read More