Did you know there is a much safer alternative to the mammogram? Mammograms are actually not considered safe or effective.
- Thermogram testing is a safe alternative when it comes to your breast health. It has been said that mammograms actually promote the growth of cancer cells when considering the large amount of radiation involved in their procedure. One single mammogram can expose you to the same amount of radiation as one thousand chest x-rays!
According to Dr. Samuel Epstein the breast (premenopause) is overly sensitive to radiation. Each exposure increases the breast cancer risk by at least one percent. One study from September of 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine actually found that mammograms only reduced the death rates from cancer by .4 deaths for every 1,000 women who partook in annual testing.
- Thermogramming is not often suggested by doctors but is a much better alternative. It is a scan for heat levels in the body that detects inflammation. It is very safe and does not even pose a threat to pregnant women. Thermograms are also much more effective when it comes to differentiating between real cancer and false positive scans. This cutting back on the unnecessary treatment of cancer.
This means of testing is not usually covered by insurance providers but is worth paying for out of pocket when considering the alternative option. It costs about 250 dollars and will help you in many ways. Please take the time to watch the video below and consider thermogram testing.