It would be a good idea to encourage men to include thermal imaging in tests for prostate cancer. Thermal imaging uses infrared technologies to detect prostate, and other, cancers by looking for the unique heat patterns they cause.
Unlike PSA and the palpation test, thermal imaging examines the physiological environment affecting the prostate that may lead to or indicate cancer, including intestinal, kidney, and lymph conditions. Understanding the physiological environment may lead to treatments or behavioral changes that deter the cancer from forming.
Can one trust the cancer industry? Four top American cancer charities have been accused of misusing over £1BILLION in donations. The Cancer Fund of America (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc (CSSI), the Children’s Cancer Fund of America (CCFA) and the Breast Cancer Society Inc (BCSI) were charged by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday.The total amount alleged to have been defrauded is reported to be £120million.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mammography device that generates 3-D images of the breast, potentially helping doctors to spot more cancerous tumors. The FDA says the new system doubles the radiation exposure for patients, but also increases the accuracy of diagnosis. Roughly 37 million women each year have a mammogram to check for signs of breast cancer even though every physician knows that radiation exposure increases ones risk for cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005, about 211,240 women were diagnosed with breast cancer — and 40,410 died from the disease.
This diagnostic device demonstrated a 7 percent improvement in spotting cancerous tumors compared with traditional 2-D images. Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. The institute recommends women ages 40 and older expose themselves to cancer provoking radiation (mammogram) every one to two years.
Dr. David Brownstein says, “Unfortunately, screening mammograms, used for nearly 30 years, have never been shown to alter breast cancer mortality. And, to make matters worse, mammography exposes sensitive tissue to ionizing radiation which actually causes cancer. In fact, it is estimated that each mammogram increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 1%. After 10 years of mammograms, a woman’s risk may increase by 10%.”
Babies born of mothers who had a series of X-rays of the pelvic region
during pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop leukemia or
another form of canceras those born of mothers who had not been X-rayed.
Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, former professor of radiation physics at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, in his book Secret Fallout – Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three-Mile Island, indicated that the risk increased with each additional picture, as the studies of Stewart similarly indicated. This clearly implied that there was no significant healing of the damage and that the cancer-causing effects of radiation were cumulative.]This would mean that the effects of a dose received over a period of time from fallout would be similar to those from an equal dose received all at once from X-rays. Even worse was the realization that children whose mothers were X-rayed during the first trimester of their pregnancy were found to be ten times more likely to develop cancer than those whose mothers were X-rayed toward the end of pregnancy.
Dr. Sternglass’ concluded that all the research led to the tragic conclusion that the unborn fetus was hundreds or thousands of times more sensitive to radiation than anyone had ever suspected. According to the now antiquated “threshold” theory there was a certain low level of radiation exposure, a “threshold,” below which no damage would be caused. If this threshold was about the same as the yearly dose from background radiation or from exposure to typical diagnostic X-rays, as various supporters of nuclear programs maintained it was, then we could all sleep safe knowing that the military and medical industrial complexes were not doing us harm. But Dr. Stewart’s study implied that if there were any safe threshold for unborn children and infants it would have to be less than the dose from a single X-ray picture.
From the simplest X-ray to each particle of uranium we inhale
on the wind or drink from water, we have a problem.
About half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with other types of cancer treatment. Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Unfortunately, the treatment can. Americans today receive far more medical radiation than ever before. The average lifetime dose of diagnostic radiation has increased sevenfold since 1980 with doctors and dentists having no real idea of the risks they are taking with their patients’ lives.
What few doctors and health officials recognize is that chemicals and radiation combine to act on the very same cellular enzyme pathways. One type of contamination reinforces and strengthens the other. Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of free radicals that wreak havoc on the body. Radiation decimates the body’s supply of glutathione, which in turn allows free radicals to run rampant through our body’s tissues and organs. It is the worst and most dangerous form of medical treatment though chemotherapy gives radiation treatment and diagnosis a run for its money in terms of toxicity. When chemo and radiation are combined it’s a wonder anyone survives their medical treatment and the truth is few do survive orthodox oncology when you look over the five year mark.
Treating or diagnosis of cancer with surgery, chemotherapy or radiation may sometimes cause tumors to spread. Tests in mice show that using the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin or radiation both raised levels of TGF-beta, which in turn helped breast cancer tumors spread to the lung.