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Biennial Mammograms are Sufficient to Screen for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
  According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...

Is Breast Tomosynthesis Superior to Digital Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 07/29/2019
According to a paper presented at the December 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, breast tomosynthesis (a limited CT scan of the breast) is a better test than the digital mammogram because it is a more sensitive test that finds breast cancers (22% more), is it associated with a lower recall rate because of false positive tests (15%fewer),...

First Impressions Can be Harmful to Your Health

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
First impressions are powerful and lasting. This carries over into medicine big time. Once we become accustomed to a certain test or treatment we feel deprived when we don't have access to them. Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review examples of this that include mammograms and breast thermography, drugs and infrared light therapy, routine lab testing and BioEnergy...

Is DCIS Cancer or Not?

submitted by: admin on 07/09/2016
  Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are confused about whether or not DCIS is cancer or not. MDs are no different! About 2% of DCIS cancers are lethal and the other 98% will die with it and not from it. Twenty to twenty five percent of all breast cancers are DCIS. Mainstream treatment for this condition includes surgery, radiation,...

Spontaneous Cancer Remission

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
Many breast cancers resolve on their own. Autopsy studies show that about 30% of women in their 50s have occult breast cancers that apparently come and go. It makes one wonder if we are massively overdiagnosing cancers and overtreating them as well. The trick is to know which cancers are dangerous and in need of treatment. Studies on mammograms over time have...

Mammograms Remain Controversial

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  One third of cancers detected by mammography may not be life-threatening according to the November of 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Over the past 3 decades, an estimated 1.3 million women have been over-diagnosed of breast cancer that has led to treatment for a cancer for which they did not need treatment. Many of these cancers...

The Mammography Industry is Clinging to a Failed Test for Women Under Fifty

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  Let's face it. Mammograms are far from a perfect test, especially in women under the age of 50, and particularly in women with fibrocystic breasts. The United States Preventive Task Force no longer recommends screening women routinely for breast cancer with mammograms. There has been a flood of complaining from the American Cancer Society and the...

Mammograms Find too Many Low-Risk Cancers

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  As a woman ages her chances of being diagnosed with a low risk breast tumor increases. Women over 50 years old have too many cancers detected by mammograms that are not dangerous and lead to unnecessary biopsies and treatment with surgery, chemo, and radiation. UCSF researchers used a molecular testing device to determine the extent of malignancy breast...

Should Angelina Jolie have had a Bilateral Mastectomy?

submitted by: admin on 05/20/2016
  We can't blame Angelina Jolie for choosing to have a bilateral mastectomy because of the BRCA 1 gene defect. She has every right to deal with this issue. However, we can blame her and the press for sensationalizing her choice and influencing millions of women when it comes to their making a choice about how to deal with having the BRCA 1 or BRCA...

Beyond Mammography.Update 2013

submitted by: admin on 06/28/2015
This PowerPoint presentation on Beyond Mammography reviews the challenges we're facing with mammography as a screening test and the need for bringing breast thermography forward to improve both the sensitivitly of finding breast cancers as well as the specificity that reflects its accuracy.        

Why it is Time to End Routine Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2015
In a commentary by Eric Topol, MD, in May of 2015 in WebMD, he stated that there is more harm than good for screening mammography...and Vicki and I agree! He reported that all evidence from 1960-2014 for 10,000 women screened annually for 10 years, there are only 5 deaths. However, there were more than 6100 false positive tests that led to additional imaging...

Breast Thermography: for the earliest cancer detection

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Health Medicine Center Services Breast Thermography — for the earliest cancer detection What You Should Know about Breast Thermography Also see: Breast Screening Preparation Beyond Mammography Breast thermography, or MammoTherms are an FDA-approved technology that provides very useful information that can...


submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
The definition of cancer means that cancer cells don't die as they are programmed, they lack apoptosis. The reasons for this range from genetic defects to overgrowth of chromosomes. Cancer is believed to be caused by genetic and epigenetic factors that include poor lifestyle, radiation exposure, infections, pollution, and more. The spread of cancer is complicated;...

Expanding the Boundaries of Breast Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 09/03/2014
This is a PowerPoint presentation on why doctors should expand the boundaries of breast cancer screening by including breast thermography. The FDA approved this test in 1982 as an adjunct to mammography. Because it adds important information about the physiology of how breast cancers behave rather than just their anatomy, so it adds an additional valuable way...

More Harm Than Good in Women Over 70 From Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 04/01/2014
In a paper presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference on March 21, 2014, studies out of the Netherlands concluded that doing mammograms in women from age 70-75 as a screening test did not reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer or save lives. They did report that doing mammograms in this age group led to unnecessary overdiagnosis and overtreatment...

The Role of Breast Density in Developing Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 12/23/2013
Women with dense breasts from fibrocystic breast disease have up to a six time increased risk for developing breast cancer that is especially aggressive and often involves women under the age of 50. There is no accurate and affordable mainstream test to differentiate fibrocystic disease from breasts cancer. Yet digital mammograms are are relied upon to screen...

Breast Thermography

submitted by: admin on 12/08/2013
We don't have a good test in mainstream medicine for breast cancer detection in premenopausal women. Breast thermography's history, method of action, and proficiency in screening for cancer is discussed.          

The Value of Removing Primary Breast Cancer Tumors

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Women with metastatic breast cancer are 40% more likely to survive if they have the primary tumor removed. It appears that the primary tumor feeds the cancer. Thus, it appears that removing the primary cancer in breast cancer is a good idea.        

Screening for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
What are the best approaches to screen for breast cancer, especially in premenopausal women? Breast thermography is compared to mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, and breast examination. The basis for breast thermography is explained.

Risks for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Genetics only accounts for 5-10% of cancers. Environmental and lifestyle factors have a lot to do with getting cancer. Estrogen is another big player in causing cancer. The role of methylation is discussed.        

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