KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: ‘Ultra Sound’ Alternative to Mammography

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Posted on 21st February 2013 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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In the United States, ultrasound is typically associated with expectant parents’ first beautiful image of their unborn child.  But did you know that ultrasound is actually a terrific alternative to mammography in the early detection of breast cancer?  And ultrasound, not mammography, is the standard of care in Europe.

Today, host KC Craichy presents the findings of an important new study that compared the efficacy of mammography versus ultrasound in breast cancer detection.  The results of this study and other important information KC discusses may have you rethinking your bi-annual mammogram.  Consider forwarding this message to the women you love today.

Audio Transcript

Welcome to Living Fuel TV. This is KC Craichy, bringing you another important health alert.

Mammography has been the standard of care for breast cancer detection for now decades, but maybe not any longer. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, ultrasound was more sensitive than mammography. In fact, ultrasound came in with 95% plus sensitivity. This study was done on over 2000 women aged 30 to 39, which is a low breast cancer group, but they all presented with breast cancer symptoms, and using the ultrasound technology, they found it to be far better than mammography.

Now this is standard of care, using ultrasound in Europe for a long time now, but in the US, it’s been mammography from age 40 every year until old age, so a woman getting mammography age 40, every year for 30 years gets a lifetime equivalent, of about the same radiation dose of being one mile from Hiroshima, when the bomb went off. Radiation is a lifetime load problem, so the mammography test carries its own dangers, and is not as sensitive as it needs to be.

So, hopefully, this will pan out that the US medical system will start going to this benign, almost benign technology of ultrasound, because most tests have a risk/reward associated with them, many tests do. So a high radiation test say a CT scan, would bring you a radiation dose equal to 400 to 500 chest X-rays, in a single CT scan. So for instance, the information you get really needs to offset the risk that you took in taking so much of the radiation dose, the same thing for mammography.

So, hopefully ultrasound will rise as the new standard in breast cancer detection, and we’ve talked before in previous shows, which you can look up. Thermal scan is another good option. So the real trick though, the real test is that early detection really isn’t the key here. The key is a lifestyle of prevention, which we teach often on these shows.

I hope this was helpful to you. God bless you, and have a great day.

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