Unreliable detection and twice the radiation – FDA approves new mammogram technology

..not based on finding tumors but rather in the reduction of false positives. The FDA went on to admit the additional imaging doubled the radiation dose for the patient but that is not a matter of concern. Apparently, women should ignore the fact that mammograms expose the body to 1,000 times the radiation than that of a chest x-ray.


Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer

Both vitamin D and exposure to sunshine are known to provide protection against many forms of potentially deadly cancer lines. The combination of both supplemental vitamin D and moderate sunlight provide a synergistic effect that is shown to dramatically lower the risk of developing breast cancer. Many health-minded individuals attempt to balance the intake of the vitamin from supplements and from sunbathing when feasible. Research shows that a combination of both methods can bolster the critical circulating blood levels of vitamin D and provide significant protection against this devastating form of cancer.

The myth of the normal mammogram

In my experience, it’s not often that pro-mammogram literature or textbooks tell the truth about the limitations of mammography so imagine my surprise when I came across this section in the 1,100 page textbook I’m studying called Breast Imaging by Dr. Daniel B. Kopans.

“Because screening does not detect all cancers and does not detect all cancers sufficiently early to permit cure, screening should not be thought of as a method to reassure someone she does not have cancer. Emphasis was added by the book’s author.

Intake of Soy Isoflavones on Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Risk factors for breast cancer include gender, age, family history, defective genes, early onset of menstruation, late menopause and late childbearing. Breast cancer is about ninety percent due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and the “wear and tear” of life in general. (more…)

Protecting Breast Health

The future for alternative breast health products is poised to become increasingly popular, according to natural product manufacturers. That’s thanks, in part, to pioneers such as Suzanne Somers, who have dedicated themselves to informing women of topics such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and non-conventional approaches to protecting against breast cancer. The desire among women to “think outside the box” is intensifying like never before.