When you want to take the precautionary measures and prevent breast cancer, you go to an annual mammogram. But more and more research proves that such a measure is pointless at best and dangerous at worst.
Of course, you won’t hear this from any major industry, quite the contrary. They will do anything to deny the truth and keep this money-making method.
Recent studies show that this mammography does more harm than any good, as there are things such as false positives, as well as overtreatment and even cancers induced by this radiation (ironic, we know.)
In fact, the largest study ever conducted on this subject, involving over 90.000 women and lasting for ¼ a century, has served to plant some serious doubts concerning mammograms.
The thing is, the percentage of deaths for women who had breast cancer were absolutely identical between those who had mammograms done and those who didn’t.
Additionally, it turns out that a mammogram screening can even be harmful for the patient as sometimes there can be a false result which can lead to unnecessary surgery, chemotherapy, and treatment. Which just means tons of unnecessary radiation.
What’s The Point?
You must admit it is rather ironic to use a method which, due to its high radiation levels, may end up causing cancer while looking for it.
Ionizing radiation does indeed have the potential to cause cancer and what with the fact that so many women have their breasts radiated year after year…
The thing is, even though a tumor may end up causing cancer, by itself, it does not do any harm.
So, when the test result shows a tumor which may not have any dangerous potential, all the same, they wish to treat it.
And that is what can cause complications. It’s best to leave some tumors be.
The conclusion is that radiating yourself with mammograms in hopes of reducing your mortality chances does not do a single thing.
There are also many other studies, including multiple Norwegian ones which also conclude the same thing that the biggest study mentioned above did.
Mammograms are, in truth, useless and harmful.
Sheer proof of that is the fact that, according to many studies conducted, those who underwent mammography had a bigger incidence of invasive cancer than those who didn’t.
So, in other words, you are not helping yourself by having your breasts screen regularly, you are UNhelping yourself.
But False Positives Aren’t the Only Danger…
Now that we’ve discussed the dangers of getting a false positive…there is also the danger of getting a false negative on your test results.
This means that a potentially life-threatening cancer can be missed According to the NCI (National Cancer Institute), at the time of screening, mammograms miss up to 20% of cancers which are already present in the patient.
The problem lies in the fact that cancer in its early stages can be extremely difficult to diagnose. And the standards for diagnosing are non-existent!
Moreover, pathologists which are performing the scan are not required to have any specialized expertise.