I’ve got something to tell you, and it may be hard to hear.
The monolithic mainstream medicine machine doesn’t care about you and your health.
And ladies, when it comes to breast cancer –so-called screening, prevention, and detection – it’s NOT about you either, and it NEVER was.
It’s all about the billing codes!
The ONLY thing that matters to the establishment–from the drug companies to the hospital systems straight on through to the insurance brokers–is how much cash they can earn off your fear.
And if you think I’m exaggerating, I’ve got some new numbers you absolutely have to see.
But I have to warn you first. You’re going to be outraged.
Because it’s proof positive, they only ever cared about exploiting you for profit.
The TRUTH about ‘new’ 3D mammograms
The new numbers reveal that so-called 3D mammograms are the hottest thing in medicine right now.
More doctors are offering them… and more women are getting them.
Just four years ago, 3D mammograms made up only 12.9 percent of the screenings.
Within just two years, the use of the 3D mammograms TRIPLED!
In 2017 – the most recent numbers we have – 42.3 percent of all mammograms were done with “3D” devices.
And the numbers have no doubt only grown since then.
But don’t be fooled by the name, which was no doubt cooked up in a marketing department somewhere to make it sound like a high-tech new approach that allows docs to spot the signs of cancer more easily.
Sure, the images are higher in resolution.
But that DOESN’T mean you’ll get better results.
Studies so far haven’t proven ANY additional benefit to 3D mammograms. None.
There’s a slight bump in cancers detected, but there’s no evidence yet that they detect more dangerous tumors.
In other words, they might be detecting harmless growths – leading to needless stress and unnecessary treatments.
As a result, the American Cancer Society and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force DON’T recommend 3D mammograms.
But as the numbers show, that hasn’t stopped some docs from pushing them. Because while there’s no benefit to you, there’s plenty in it for them.
Plenty of money that is.
Could 3D send your cancer risk rocketing?
And while they profit, you could suffer – because many forms of 3D mammograms use MORE radiation than the old ones.
That means getting one could actually INCREASE your long-term risk of cancer.
There is SOME evidence that SOME women – especially women with dense breast tissue – might do better with a 3D mammogram (but even that’s not clear yet).
So don’t let a doc talk you into it just because he’s hoping to earn a little extra cash.
Go over all your options based on your specific risks – including the potential in some cases of avoiding a mammogram entirely in favor of a radiation-free option such as ultrasound instead.
And if you have any doubts, get a second opinion from an integrative or holistic medicine doctor.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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