is the information and spirit that that our hearts and breasts have
needed for a very long time." - Christiane Northrup, M.D.
website is a virtual journey through Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
the Wise Woman Way by Susun S. Weed. This invaluable book is
for women who want to maintain breast health and for women diagnosed
with breast cancer. This information is shared with understanding
that you accept complete responsibility for your own health and well-being.
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Mammograms - Who Needs Them?
Chapter Five of Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
by Susun Weed
Available at www.wisewomanbookshop.com
Perhaps no aspect of breast cancer is more widely publicized than
screening mammography. Ads on television, in magazines, and in the
daily paper urge women to deal with fear about breast cancer by having
a yearly mammogram. We're even told that doing this is a way to "really
care for yourself."
But screening mammograms don't prevent breast cancer. A mammogram
is an x-ray and x-rays cause cancer. The ads promoting regular screening
mammography are paid for by those who stand to profit from their widespread
acceptance and use-the manufacturers of the equipment and x-ray film.
Whose health does this technology really benefit? Women's health?
Or corporate health?
Should you have a screening mammogram? At what age? How frequently?
Science hasn't agreed on answers to these questions.1 I believe that
my anti-cancer lifestyle (see page xv) will decrease my risk of dying
from breast cancer in a way that regular mammograms won't. I care
for my breasts with infused herbal oils, regular loving touch, organic
foods, and healthy exercise-and forgo regular screening mammograms.
Of course, you can do it all in the Wise Woman Tradition. The point
is to pay attention to your breasts.
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