When it comes to breast cancer examines are mammograms really the way to go? DO they really save lives or cause unnecessary surgery. When you have a BRCA vulernability, hereditary weakness, or your DNA is very fragile and can’t repair breast tissue. Is it really wise to have mammograms every year.With the risk of radiation accumulation damaging chromosomes turning into cancer (Dr. Vikki Petersen.)
Therefore when you have normal DNA…. it can repair 95% of the damage from radiation. Whereas when you have a BRCA vulnerability your DNA may only repair 85% of the damage leaving you with 15% of the damage.You can decipher that radiation from mammograms yearly has an accumulative factor that can induce cancer. When you consider that five mammograms over 5 years increase your risk for cancer 250% is it really worth that risk.
Also some doctors state what mamograms do in some instances is pick up on all cancer. Maybe in some instances…. it may pick up on the type that can remain benign for years…. Ductal Carcinoma Insitu which rarely developes into full blown cancer. Being the average person…. has only a .8% chance of having breast cancer and with that 99.2% passing grade. Is it really worth a mammogram that has a 90% chance of a false positive.
Therefore “safer alternatives” should be consider and those alternatives being Thermograms, UltraSounds, MRI’s after a self examination ( feel for a lump) has been administered. Another avenue one might want to consider first is the C-Reactive protein test which determines your inflammation levels in your body. Always remember that a mammogram only detects cancer in 4 out of 1000 people that have them and always keep your options open before going full steam ahead.