Early Diagnosis: Does it Really Help, or is it a Big Pharma Money-Making Scam?
Early diagnosis: do radiation-emitting medical devices
really help reduce your risk of cancer in the long term, or do they increase it? Is it a Big Pharma money-making scam? We’ve all heard the propaganda, repeated incessantly by groups like the American Cancer Society, that early diagnosis saves lives. Yet the fact is that modern western medical devices (such as the x-ray machines used for mammography) emit low doses of ionizing radiation.
In the past, mammographic technology produced around 5 to 10 rads (radiation-absorbed doses) per screening. The number is now around 1 rad with current screening methods. However, former director of the NCI (National Cancer Institute), Dr. Frank Rauscher, estimated that each rad of exposure increased the risk of breast cancer by 1% a year. Another great doctor in the natural health field, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, wrote that according to one estimate, annual radiological breast exams increase the risk of breast cancer by 2% a year. And then we have Dr. John W. Gofman, an expert on the health effects caused by ionizing radiation, who estimates that 75% of breast cancer could be avoided by minimizing exposure to ionizing radiation – which includes mammography, x-rays and other medical and dental sources. Numerous other qualified doctors have also stated that early diagnosis is increasing, not decreasing, your risk of cancer.