Dr. Weeks’ Comment: One patient (a female doctor) told me years ago (after a mammogram failed to pick up her breast cancer) that the only way mammography will be thrown to the dust heap of medical tools (where it belongs) is when a similarly painful squeezing technology is listed upon men concerned with screening for testicular cancer…. Breast MRI scans are safer than mammography, but it is like pulling teeth to get your doctor to order one or your insurance company to reimburse for one. Mammography remains the standard of care and like most standard of care options, it is “yesterday’s medicine” anointed not on scientific merits so much as due to economic considerations. This is the ugly underside of how standard of care is established: more by consensus by “experts” who sit on boards of companies whose products they endorse than by science and patients outcomes. Simply stated, the standard of care is understood to be suboptimal which is why many doctors never opt for it when they or their family members get sick. Science moves faster than concensus and now you are learning about the optimal screening tool for great health which was invented by my friend Kevin Kelly MD (radiologist): the little known safe and effective SONOCINE See this link for more info and for a location nearest to you.
What follows is a brief list of articles describing arguments against mammography which you can share with your doctor.
Largest Study on Mammograms Again Finds No Benefitarticles.mercola.com/sites/…/mammograms.aspxJoseph Mercola
Feb 26, 2014 – One of the largest studies of mammography found thatmammograms have NO impact on breast cancer mortality — so what’s the benefit of …
Experts Now Advise Against Mammograms for Breast Cancerarticles.mercola.com/…/experts-say-avoid-mammograms….Joseph Mercola
Mar 3, 2012 – The conventional breast cancer screening tool mammography has potential cancer-causing effects now acknowledged by experts.
Mammograms Have No Effect on Breast Cancer Mortality …articles.mercola.com/…/mammogram-on-breast-cancer-m…Joseph Mercola
Aug 6, 2012 – Findings show that mammograms have little or no effect at all on reducing the number of women who die from breast cancer.
The Cancer Industry and Mammography Use – Health Articlesarticles.mercola.com/sites/…/mammography-use.aspxJoseph Mercola
Apr 14, 2013 – A recent study shows that mammography screenings for women have little to no effect in breast cancer prevention.
New Analysis Finds Mammograms Only Occasionally Save …articles.mercola.com/…/mammograms-only-occasionally-…Joseph Mercola
Jan 5, 2012 – Mammography, the conventional tool used to diagnose breast cancer, does not always save lives and may even put you at a higher cancer risk.
New 3D Mammography is NOT the Solution for Breast Cancerarticles.mercola.com/…/3d-tomosynthesis-more-risky.asp…Joseph Mercola
Mar 2, 2013 – The new tomosynthesis mammogram, which provides a three-dimensional image of the breast, exposes you to more radiation than …
The Politics Behind Mammography in Cancer Preventionarticles.mercola.com/…/politics-behind-mammography.as…Joseph Mercola
Aug 15, 2012 – Many women are unaware about the politics lurking behind the use ofmammogram in breast cancer prevention.
Why Mammography is NOT an Effective Breast Cancer Screenarticles.mercola.com/…/why-mammography-is-not-an-eff…Joseph Mercola
Dec 4, 2008 – breast cancer, cancer, mammography, cancer screen, thermography, breast thermography The most devastating loss of life from breast cancer …
Swiss Medical Board: No More Mammography Screening …articles.mercola.com/…/mammography-screening-progra…Joseph Mercola
Apr 30, 2014 – Here are the three primary reasons why the Swiss Medical Board no longer recommends undergoing systematic mammograms.