The Cancer Wisdom Podcast

                     Published: March 8, 2024 Host: Simon Persson

In this episode, you will learn the dangers of mammograms and why you shouldn't use them to detect cancer.

Discover the real agenda behind mammograms and why it's a sneaky way to create new breast cancer cases, not to cure cancer.

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Summary


  • Mammography is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses X-rays to see inside the breast.
  • A mammography exam is called a mammogram.
  • Low-density tissues, such as fat, appear translucent on a film mammogram, and dense tissue, such as connective tissues or tumors, appear whiter on a gray background.
  • If the radiologist finds an abnormal spot in your breast,  the next step is often a biopsy.
  • Certain types of breasts can be difficult to interpret when you use mammograms.
  • Mammograms often don't detect cancer in pre-menopausal women or women with dense breasts.
  • Mammograms send a strong dose of ionizing radiation through your tissues.
  • Ionizing radiation is capable of creating cancer.
  • Mammograms use 150 times more radiation than a single chest X-ray.
  • This screening method also has a high rate of false positives.
  • Mammograms don't prevent cancer in women.
  • Pharmaceutical companies want women to use mammograms to create more customers.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a scam created by drug companies.
  • Susan G Komen is the largest breast cancer organization in the United States.
  • The Komen Foundation owns stock in General Electric, a maker of mammograms.
  • Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a computer picture of the inside of the breast.
  • Thermography is a screening method that can often detect the first signs of breast cancer earlier than other diagnosis services.

How To Avoid Dangers Of Mammograms

1. Use breast ultrasound instead of mammograms

2. Try thermography

3. Use other methods to monitor your cancer




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Episode transcript:

Simon: Mammograms do not prevent death in women. There are better ways to monitor your breast cancer. In this episode, you will learn how mammograms work and why you shouldn't use them to detect cancer.

And finally, you will learn the real agenda behind mammograms and why it's a sneaky way to create new breast cancer cases,  not to cure cancer.

Intro jingle: Welcome to the Cancer Wisdom podcast. This podcast teaches you how to treat cancer with natural remedies without using toxic treatments. Discover how to take charge of your health and not be a slave to Big Pharma medicine. Here's your host, Simon Persson.

Simon: Mammography is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses X-rays to see inside the breast. A mammography exam is called a mammogram.

It's used to detect breast cancer early and diagnose it. During a mammogram, the patient places her breast on a flat support plate. Then, the operator compresses the breast with a plate called a paddle.

Its compression holds the breast in place and evens it out to minimize the blurring of the X-ray image. The compression makes the X-rays travel a shorter distance to reach the detector.

One benefit is that it reduces the radiation dose and improves the quality of the x-ray image. An X-ray machine produces a small burst of X-rays that pass through the breast to a detector on the opposite side. The detector can either be a photographic film plate or a digital image sensor.

On a film mammogram, low-density tissues such as fat appear translucent, and dense tissue such as connective tissues or tumors appear whiter on a gray background.

In a standard mammogram, they take both a top and side view of each breast, and then radiologists study the size, shape, and contrast of an abnormal region.

So what they look for is tiny bits of calcium called microcalcifications. If a mammogram shows one or more suspicious areas, the radiologist may want to do more tests.

If the radiologist finds an abnormal spot in your breast,  the next step is often a biopsy. It involves taking a small amount of the tissue from your breast and analyzing it.

And then, a pathologist looks at this suspicious sample under a microscope to determine if it's cancer. Mammograms are one of the greatest controversies in healthcare. The cons are much bigger than the benefits.

Certain types of breasts can be difficult to interpret when you use mammograms. So, one problem is that there's a wide variation in breast tissue density among women, and denser breasts are more difficult to image and analyze for cancer.

Another problem is that mammograms are sometimes not sensitive enough to detect cancer. Mammograms often don't detect cancer in pre-menopausal women or women with dense breasts. Doctors often combine mammograms with ultrasound or MRI.  

Mammograms are not preventing breast cancer deaths, and it causes unnecessary procedures, over-treatment, and toxic treatments.

One major con of mammograms is that they send a strong dose of ionizing radiation through your tissues. Ionizing radiation is capable of creating cancer. It's the same type of radiation in nuclear power plants and other toxic radiation that can cause cancer.

A normal mammogram often involves four X-rays, two per breast. That's about 150 times more radiation than a single chest X-ray. It means that every time you try to use mammograms to detect cancer, you increase your risk of cancer, especially in pre-menopausal women.

And when you squeeze the breast between two plates, you can also damage small blood vessels, and that can result in cancerous cells spreading to other areas of the body. For each one rad radiation exposure, it increases the breast cancer risk by 1%.

This screening method also has a high rate of false positives. False positives can lead to expensive repeat screenings, and women can undergo unnecessary biopsis,   surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. All these procedures are damaging your health and can also cause a lot of stress.

So, mammograms don't prevent cancer in women. So, in September 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study about mammograms. They wanted to examine the effectiveness of this treatment. The scientists estimated that in 2008, 70,000 cases led to overdiagnosis.

So that was about  31% of the breast cancer diagnosed. The scientists concluded that screenings, at best, only had a small effect on the breast cancer death rate.

That means that not only are mammograms unsafe, but they are not saving women's lives. And mammograms also induce a lot of unnecessary procedures, anxiety, and costs.

In a large Swedish study, they examined the Implications of false positives due to mammograms. And they found out that 726 women out of 60,000 who underwent mammograms got diagnosed.

About 70% of those women were cancer-free. And the scientists learned that false positives were especially high in women under 50.

About 6 to 46 percent of women will have a negative mammogram, even if they have cancer. The risk goes up if they are young or have dense breasts.

Even if mammograms can detect cancer, the next step is often toxic cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

These treatments don't cure you from cancer. They only treat the symptoms. In one study, they found out that chemo only prevented cancer in 2% of cases. Radiotherapy is another toxic treatment that may cause more cancer because of ionizing radiation.

And surgery is often useless, especially if the cancer has spread to another area. Women who remove their breasts don't have any greater success than women who preserve their breasts.

All these treatments only try to treat the symptoms of cancer and don't address the underlying cause of cancer. Even if you remove all cancer, it can still return years later if you haven't changed your lifestyle.  

If mammograms have problems in detecting cancer and they can't prevent cancer deaths, why is there so much buzz about mammograms? Why does everyone want women to do mammogram screenings?

I believe the real reason why there's a push for mammograms is because pharmaceutical companies want to create more customers. And one way they do that is through the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

So, it's an annual international health campaign occurring every October. In a previous podcast episode, I talked about breast cancer charities.

And I exposed why they collect money from different campaigns to make people more aware of breast cancer and do screenings for cancer. It's more like a fundraiser to find new customers than preventing cancer.

What's interesting is that Breast Cancer Awareness Month started in 1985 in October, and it was a partnership between the American Cancer Society and AstraZeneca.  

AstraZeneca is a British/Swedish multinational company. The company manufactures the popular cancer drug Tamoxifen. The World Health Organization listed Tamoxifen as a carcinogen, causing more cancer.

AstraZeneca also has other medications that can cause cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they try to promote mammograms to fight against breast cancer. And they try to avoid every discussion about the cause of cancer or how to prevent it.

They use awareness as a way to encourage women to get screenings. The largest breast cancer organization in the United States is Susan G Komen.

So, this foundation promotes mammograms as an essential screening tool, and they recommend that women get regular mammograms starting at age 40.  

The Komen Foundation also claimed that mammograms are the best screening tool. And when you dig deeper, the Komen Foundation owns stock in General Electric. 

General Electric is one of the largest makers of mammogram machines in the world. The company is also a big sponsor of the organization.

And Susan G. Komen also owns stock in several drug companies, including AstraZeneca. Susan G. Komen was a woman who died from breast cancer, and her sister Nancy then created this charity to supposedly prevent breast cancer in women.

But she only used her sister's death as a way to earn more money and sold out to drug companies early on. When her sister Nancy was CEO of the Komen Foundation, she received huge salaries.

So what she has done is a big disrespect toward her sister because she used her sister's death as a way to sell out to drug companies and do their bidding.

That's the reason why the Susan G. Komen Foundation wants to inspire women to get mammograms. So, it's a way to create more customers for drug companies.

If more women screen for cancer, then there are more potential patients in the future, even if there are many false positives or some cancers are undetected.

Women who get a false positive can also get treatments, which will benefit the drug company because they get money from each treatment.  

Despite that women receive mammograms, it doesn't reduce cancer death, because drug companies only use toxic treatments that have never shown to cure cancer.

So, the ultimate goal of mammograms is just to make huge profits for drug companies. Why would drug companies want women to know the cure for cancer?

If people learn the truth about cancer, drug companies would go out of business. It's like an oil company spending money on a charity that tries to create an electric car that will replace ICE cars and then not creating electrical cars themselves.

So why would drug companies want to find a cure for cancer if they lost a major income stream? Mammograms are only there to create new customers, nothing more.

And even if they detect cancer, you will still use toxic treatments. There are safer ways to detect cancer than mammograms. One is ultrasound.

Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a computer picture of the inside of the breast. The sound wave converts into a black-and-white image on a computer. This screening method can often detect the difference between fluid-filled cysts and solid masses.

During an ultrasound, a doctor puts a gel on the skin of the breast. And then, they use a thing called a transducer over the surface. The sensor sends out sound waves and picks up the echoes as they bounce off body tissues.

So, the whole procedure takes about 20 to 40 minutes, and once completed, an expert interprets the images.   Ultrasound is readily available to everyone and doesn't expose the woman to radiation. And it also costs a lot less than other options.

Another safe method you can use to detect breast cancer is thermography. This screening method can often detect the first signs of breast cancer earlier than other diagnosis services.

Thermography uses a camera to detect radiation that the body emits. So, all substances in the universe give off some radiation.

And when the temperature increases, there is more radiation. Thermography tracks the variations in body temperature, and these tests are called thermograms. 

During the test, heat patterns may show abnormalities, including breast cancer. Cancer cells are known to grow fast, and the blood flow is higher closer to the tumor.

Breast cancer raises the skin temperature near the tumor site. And that's how you can detect cancer with thermography. So what's good about thermography is that it's non-invasive, low-cost, and doesn't emit any radiation.

And this method doesn't compress the breast or cause any pain. It's also recommended for women under the age of 50. And it's the same age group that mammograms are often least accurate for.

If you want to find other ways to monitor your cancer,  you can download our free guide. This guide teaches you how to check your cancer without using toxic methods.

So, I will provide a link to this guide in the description box below.   Thank you for listening to this episode, and I'll see you in the next one.  

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    The Cancer Wisdom Podcast teaches you how to treat cancer with natural remedies without using toxic treatments.

    Discover how to take charge of your health and not be a slave to Big Pharma medicine.

    Your host:

    Simon Persson


    Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger passionate about natural health remedies. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking, sports, and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.

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