As a woman, it is important to realize that you are at risk of breast cancer, regardless of your family history. Current statistics show that one-in-eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and this is rapidly headed for one-in-seven women. Numerous steps to prevent breast cancer are known and available, but not mainstream knowledge, so prevention is not being implemented. And, since prevention has not been embraced by American women, early detection of breast cancer is imperative.
The American Cancer Society, a long-time staunch defender and promoter of breast cancer screening using mammography, now says it is disappointed that the benefits of using mammography to screen for breast cancer have been overstated. The ACS's November 2009 announcement was followed up with a US task force report disclosing that the X-rays from mammography were a serous health hazard for women.
So, what is today's health-conscious woman supposed to do for regular screenings? What other options are available and which technology provides the earliest detection? It is in your best interests to understand all the facts and present your knowledge and concerns to your doctor. Know the facts – they could save your life, the life of your mother, sister, or your best friend.
For over thirty years we have been told that an annual mammography examination is the key to long-term survival from breast cancer. Yet, after thirty years there has been no significant improvement in mortality. Why? Mammography is not capable of detecting breast cancer early, when quick action could improve long-term survival; mammography's error rate is unacceptable; and, exposure to the X-Rays used in mammography is reported to actually increase the risk of developing breast cancer. read more »
Fortunately, women have a much better option than mammography. This alternative, called Breast Thermography is safe, accurate, and approved by the FDA for breast cancer risk assessment. It is successfully used throughout the world to detect signs of breast cancer up to 10 years before the cancer is detectable using mammography – without the intense pain, errors, and exposure to harmful radiation. Breast thermography has repeatedly demonstrated an average accuracy of 90%, and research shows that it can significantly improve long-term survival rates. read more »
It is time for American women to learn the facts and be proactive about seeking available options. If you care about your own well-being and the health of those close to you, don't let your life be a disposable commodity affected by a profit driven industry. Know the facts, take action to protect your health, and speak out. Start having yearly breast thermography examinations, and share this information with your family and friends. read more »
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55.
70% to 80% percent of positive and 40% of all negative mammograms are wrong.
"…among women under 35, mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies." (Nat'l Cancer Inst.)
Thermography has 99% sensitivity and 90% accuracy in diagnosing breast cancer in women under age 55. Research reports up to 61% improved mortality by using thermography.
Spread the word about breast thermography. Your efforts to help get the message out is one of the most valuable actions you can take to win the war against breast cancer.