Guest article written by Dr. Rose Thomas, Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy
Have you Ever Questioned Whether Radiation or X-Ray is Safe?
Recently, the good, bad and ugly regarding mammograms has been discussed among breast cancer organizations. It is important we are fully informed as we make health care choices for ourselves and our loved ones. Even though mammography is the standard for early detection of breast cancer, we now have an alternative that can detect problems and provide information years ahead than was previously possible with mammogram findings – and without the risks associated with radiation exposure.
Mammography involves exposure to low dose ionizing radiation. The National Toxicology Program classifies ionizing radiation as a known human carcinogen and the National Research Council has stated that even the smallest dose has the potential to cause a small increase in the risk of cancer. The gene in cancer development we are most concerned with is p53. Gene p53 controls the cellular growth within the body and if radiation or x-ray comes in contact with this gene it will mutate and create a tumor. X-ray or ionizing radiation damage is cumulative and will not dissipate over one’s lifetime.
During a mammogram, if a cyst or tumor ruptures from the compression of the X-Ray these toxic cells will spread through the body and settle in the healthy cells.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a safer, non-invasive, non-radiological exam that would allow us to see what the body is doing prior to a possible irreversible disease? Thermography may be the exam we are looking for that offers early prevention and peace of mind. Thermography is an early warning system that shows what the body is doing years before current exams. The process is non-invasive and uses heat to register the body’s temperature at the cellular level. This information allows us to find cellular changes at their earliest signs of change. Thermography has no Ionizing Radiation or X-Ray, no Compression, and is FDA approved. If needed, mammography should be used after all other non-invasive exams have been performed.
For more information on Thermography, Mammoscans or Full Body Scans, please contact Dr. Rose Thomas at 208-631-7227.
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