- Dear Susan and all,
above all, do not worry! Everyone gets some (natural) nuclear radiation
every day, and a single mammogram or two isn't a good cause for worry (nor
is anything, for that matter :-) If you have a healthy lifestyle you should
generally be fine (personally I would never dream of "examining my breasts"
but rather strive to implement an optimum health-promoting lifestyle: the
body IS continually self-healing if properly cared for)...
I'll reply in more detail a bit later (will upload some stuff which can be
If you are curious right now, go to www.mercola.com which has a great
number of articles on the mammography question (the bulk of the info I have
is made up of their articles)...
...fluttering off again... :-) (thanks for your lovely remark, am working
at polishing off those black spots on my halo ;-)
P.S. Actually, here is a number of links on www.mercola.com on the question
(there are dozens more):
Mammography Enters the Depths of Deceit 5/16/01
... Barry Lynes. The great deceit began in the early 1970s. ... mammography
gives no benefit..." (P4). But nothing happened. ...
More on the Dangers of Mammography 2/23/02
... Recent confirmation by Danish researchers of longstanding evidence on
the ineffectiveness of screening mammography has been ...
Can Professional Breast Exams Replace Mammography? 1/7/01
... The recent flood of criticisms of mammography is continuing unabated. A
New Federal Guidelines Ignore Dangers of Mammography 3/6/02
... By Dr. Samuel Epstein. The updated Federal guidelines, announced by
Health and Human Services Secretary ...
Women in the US Not Properly Informed About Mammography 12/10/00
... Age-specific chance of a false-positive result. Chance that mammography
may miss cancer. ...
Medicine Mum on Mammography: Do the Math 10/29/00
... --Think Thermography. October 23, 2000 from AlternativeMedicine.com. In
September, a large ...
Women Misinformed About Mammography 6/10/00
... Debate. The results of a recent study indicate that celiac disease (CD)
is twice as common in patients with dyspepsia ...
Mammograms Worthless Over Breast Exam Alone 10/1/00
... Interestingly, although mammography does leads to the discovery of
smaller, earlier stage tumors, it still does not improve breast cancer
survival rates over ...
Should You Get a Mammogram? 10/31/01
... of their controversial study of a year ago confirms their original
that there is no evidence that breast-cancer screening with mammography