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Are Mammograms Dangerous?


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Today was the dreaded visit.  All I could think about was the cold, stainless steel plate (brrrr) flattening out what little I have.  Much to my surprise, it went quite smoothly, and there was no stainless steel plate (thank goodness).  It’s been 3 years since my last mammogram.

I came across a natural health article that was adamant about mammograms doing more harm than good.  It claimed the amount of radiation emitted from the mammogram can actually cause dormant cancerous cells to activate.

Rather, the  recommendation leaned towards thermography as a means to detect pre-cancerous cells.   Still others claim this procedure should be used in conjunction with the mammogram, not as a replacement.

Here’s another thought that’s circulating.  What if mammograms weren’t really all that necessary, but were part of a larger conspiracy to keep the medical community in business?  After all, where would they be if there were some truth in this?

When it comes to health care, I think it’s important to do some research before accepting everything as gospel truth.

What are your thoughts?  I’d love to hear.

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