All women have some risk of developing breast cancer, but having someone from your family — specifically, a biological relative — who has been diagnosed with breast cancer can mean a significantly increased risk for you.
So the first step to understanding your risk is by analysing your family’s medical history, taking into account how many people in your family had breast cancer and at what age the cancer developed.
Once you know your risk level, you and your health professional can determine a screening schedule that is appropriate for you. That screening could include mammograms.
I’m not suggesting for one minute that you ignore medical procedures. However, massive campaigns exist to encourage all of us to have annual mammograms and it’s still uncertain whether these screenings have actually lowered the death rate from breast cancer or how much harm they really do us.
See if you can arrange for a thermogram instead. A thermogram is a heat imaging screening.
I recently read a disturbing article from Sherry Baker …
Common sense suggests there is plenty of reason to be worried about radiation causing breast cancer. And now there’s a new reason to be concerned. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered that radiation exposure can alter cells’ microenvironment (the environment surrounding cells). And that greatly raises the odds future cells will become cancerous.
Here’s the full article : Studies show how radiation causes breast cancer
I don’t know what Sherry’s qualifications are, but in that article she is quoting the findings from various studies. And they all give me great cause for concern. You should be concerned too.