Last week I wrote about some suggestions for breast cancer prevention which included self examination, cancer blood work markers and hormone blood markers.  I realize many people might disagree with my next suggestions but that is ok. We are all entitled to have an opinion and each and every person must make a decision based on what is right for them.

In my early 30’s I had a mammogram and an ultra sound for an abnormal lump in my left breast.  I’m very positive a woman did not invent the mammogram machine, if you have ever had a mammogram you will understand my comment.  The mammogram did not show anything abnormal but the ultra sound did.  Since this experience I have refused to undergo mammograms for my checkups but I do have ultra sounds done.  Let me express that I have to stand my ground each time I get an ultra sound and refuse the mammogram. The fact of the matter is it’s my body and I have the right to refuse the mammogram.

Many of my female patients have had normal mammogram results and abnormal ultra sound results, both tested on the same day. The fact is many times if only a mammogram is done and some abnormal qualities appear, an ultra sound will be requested to see more details in the breast tissue.

Dr. Eli Jones a medical doctor in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s stated he worked with thousands of breast cancer patients and had a very impressive cure rate.  His number one rule was that a breast should never be squeezed or pressed.  You have to realize a mammogram was not even invented when he stated this.  Breast cancer can be caused due to an injury.

I have been reading a book called Patient No More by Sharon Batt a breast cancer survivor and journalist.  She has a chapter on studies done relating to diagnostic testing like a mammogram.  I found a very interesting study showing early diagnostic testing using mammograms, thermography and a type of x-ray machine, which was done in the 1970’s. Besides learning that the stats for the thermograph results were buried another concern was brought forward that mammography is a radiation hazard. Especially for women who have repeat mammograms.

My next early detection for breast cancer suggestion is thermography. I am actually surprised how many people have never heard of thermography.

Thermography is based on heat.  A photo is taken by a camera which detects heat in the breasts.  You then place your hands in very cold water for 1 minute and another photo is taken of the breasts.  The blood flow is compared in both photos. The importance is understanding the blood flow difference once the blood vessels are constricted due to the cold and how abnormal tissue responds differently than normal tissue.

The take home message is there are options to a mammogram. Do some investigative work for yourself.   More importantly I believe it is never too early to have a thermography evaluation done.  It is very important to have a base line so you can monitor changes in your breast throughout your life.  I am taking my 28 year old daughter with me when I go for my next thermograph evaluation.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specialist in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year.  If you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.

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