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Friday, May 21, 2010

Thermography 90, Mammogram 50

A great boost for the benefits of thermography over breast-cancer-causing mammogram.  It is more effective and better for women under 50.

Yes!  Thermography's accuracy rate is 90% versus mammogram's 50%.

It is well past time the ensconced ACS wakes up to newer, better, and safer screening for breast cancer.

Big Insurance needs to wake up as well!

Scan that spots breast cancer like a heat seeking missile

By Jerome Burne
Last updated at 10:30 AM on 18th May 2010

A technology originally developed by the U.S. military for night vision could soon help young women cut their risk of developing breast cancer.
A study due to be published on Wednesday found that this technology - used in medical scanning - vastly improved the chances of spotting early signs of a tumour in women under the age of 50.
The breast tissue of younger women tends to be denser, which makes conventional mammogram scans less reliable.

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The web site mentioned in this article promotes MRI and ultrasound, also less cancer promoting than mammogram and doing a better diagnostic job as well.

Dense breast increases cancer risk

Published: May 21, 2010 at 1:04 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- Seventy-four percent of U.S. woman say they have had a mammogram, while 66 percent say they get mammograms on a regular basis, a survey indicates.
However, the national poll by Harris Interactive of 599 adult women age 40 and older, conducted April 28 to 30, indicates 95 percent of women age 40 and older do not know their breast density and nearly 90 percent do not know denser breast increases the risk of breast cancer.
Nancy M. Cappello, founder of Are You Dense, a non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue, says the survey indicates 9 percent of doctors discuss breast density with women.
"Prior to finding out I had advanced breast cancer, I had annual mammograms, I ate healthy and exercised and didn't have a first-degree relative with breast cancer. But I didn't have all the information I needed," Cappello says in a statement. "What I didn't know was that I have dense breast tissue and like two-thirds of pre-menopausal women and one quarter of post-menopausal women, I have a much lower chance of having breast cancer detected by a mammogram."
However, Dr. Rachel Brem of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates in Washington says although ultrasound is a proven tool in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, it has not typically been used for screening.
"Several studies have shown that for women with dense breast tissue, supplementing mammograms with ultrasound can increase detection from 48 percent to 97 percent."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why radiation can be caner-causing
"Medicine is ignorant and becoming more and more so because it refuses to keep up with medical science. Worse it refuses to acknowledge medical truth even when it is published and widely accepted science. For instance it is well established that exposure to ionizing radiation can result in mutations or other genetic damage that cause cells to turn cancerous but that has not stopped oncologists from using radiation therapy. Now a new study led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has revealed another way in which radiation can promote cancer development. Working with cultures of human breast cells, the researchers discovered that radiation exposure can alter the environment surrounding the cells so that future cells are more likely to become cancerous. “Our work shows that radiation can change the microenvironment of breast cells, and this in turn can allow the growth of abnormal cells with a long-lived phenotype that has a much greater potential to be cancerous,” says Paul Yaswen, a cell biologist and breast cancer research specialist with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division."