Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
October 2007
Volume 7 Number 10

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Anti-Cancer Lifestyle ...
If You Decide
to Have a Mammogram
by Susun Weed


If You Decide to Have a Mammogram

excerpt from Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way
by Susun Weed

Available at www.wisewomanbookshop.com

 

Are there other ways to find early-stage breast cancers?

In addition to physical examination and breast self-massage, thermography and ultrasound are safe tests available to women who wish to avoid mammograms.the art of kim saul

Thermography gives a picture of the heat patterns in the breasts (cancers are hotter than the surrounding tissues). Ultrasound bounces sound waves off the breast tissues to measure their density (cancer is denser than the surrounding tissues). Other techniques used to image breast tissues, such as digital mammography and scintimammography rely on radioactivity and are inherently unsafe.


Mammograms don't promote breast health. Breast self-massage, breast self-exam, and lifestyle changes do.

 

If You Decide to Have a Mammogram

  • Get the best, even if it means a long journey.

  • Go where they specialize, preferably where they do at least 20 mammograms a day.

  • Be sure the facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

  • Insist on personnel who specialize in mammograms. (Taking and reading mammograms are skills that require intensive training and a lot of practice.)

  • Ask how old the equipment is. Newer equipment exposes the breasts to less radiation. A dedicated unit (one specifically for mammograms) is best.

  • Ask how they ensure quality control. When was their unit calibrated?

  • Load your blood with carotenes for a week before the mammogram to prevent radiation damage to your DNA.

  • Expect to be cold and uncomfortable during the mammogram, but do say something if you're being hurt.o The more compressed the breast tissue, the clearer the mammogram. (But pressure may spread cancer cells if they're present.)

  • If your breasts are tender, reschedule. During your fertile years, schedule mammograms for 7-10 days after your menstrual flow begins.

  • Don't wear antiperspirant containing aluminum; it can interfere with the imaging process. (Those clear stones do contain aluminum, as do most commercial antiperspirants.)

  • If you want another opinion, you'll need the original mammographic films, not copies. (X-ray facilities only keep films for 7 years.)

  • Get your doctor to agree, in writing, before the procedure, to give you a copy of your mammogram. The U.S. Public Health Service advises women to ask for written results from a mammogram.

  • Given the high percentage of "false normal" mammograms, if you think you have cancer, trust your intuition.

  • Remove radioactive isotopes from your body with burdock root, seaweed, or miso.

Mammograms don't promote breast health. Breast self-massage, breast self-exam, and lifestyle changes do.

Green Blessings.
Susun Weed

 

Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
The Wise Woman Way

by Susun S. Weed
Foreword by Christiane Northrup, MD
380 pages, index, profusely illustrated.
Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen.
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Mammograms - Who Needs Them? from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
Using Herbs Safely from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
My Anti-Cancer Lifestyle from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!

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What a gift to women of all ages! This book helped me overcome my fear of what I might discover during self-examination. I am so grateful that this book came my way and I am healthier in mind, body, and spirit thanks to Ms. Weed's wise words! If I could, I would give a copy of this book to every woman in the world!

 


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Woman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure by Lisa SarasohnWoman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure by Lisa Sarasohn ~~ Your body's center, your belly, is home to your core life force. It's the site of your soul power, the source of your passion and creativity, your intuition and sense of purpose, your courage and confidence. The Woman's Belly Book presents inspiring information, playful activities, and power-centering exercises to kindle the life energy concentrated in your body's core. Are you ready? Honor your belly and activate your Source Energy. Enjoy!

 

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