by Christine M. Dionese, Natural Health 365
Each year in an attempt to thwart cancer before it strikes, millions of women with healthy intentions unknowingly subject themselves to cancer-causing, ionizing radiation via mammogram. But, did you know that many preventive medicine experts suggest against mammography?
A 2012 study, the largest of its kind, featured by the British Medical Journal showed that women carrying the BRCA1/2 gene are twice as likely to develop radiation-dependent cancer. And, this year, a 25 year long, related study concluded that annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce breast cancer mortality, but rather can negatively influence it and has led to a 22% rate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer.
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