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The Mammogram Controversy
This week's controversial government study on Mammography created quite a bombshell leaving women confused about what they should do.
You, as my patients, should be very clear as to Mammographic screening of your breasts. I have urged all of you to use Thermography as your first line of screening for breast cancer and confirm with ultrasound and MRI. Avoid mammography for screening with its radiation and compression and high incidence of false positives. As reported, for every 100 mammograms performed, almost half are false positive and result in further invasive procedures and greatly increased anxiety.
Please remember that on average the life span of a woman from first cancer cell until death is 15 years. The greatest death rates for breast cancer are between ages 40-45 years. That means if you are really interested in early detection, you must begin screening at 25-30 years of age. In this instance, if you started screening at 40 years, you would be too late and if the new guidelines were to go into effect, you would really miss these early tumors. This would especially affect black women whose cancers occur earlier and are more aggressive.
Thermography has zero dangers or side effects as well as being markedly sensitive and specific. There are minimal false positives. Do not be confused. Thermography offers you the safest and most cost effective technique for breast cancer screening. The most common abnormality found in the breast is a DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU, which is interpreted as STAGE 0 cancer. The great majority of these lesions will never progress to a life threatening invasive cancer and are best left alone. We have been able to literally reverse these lesions back to a normal breast using nutritional intervention, which proves you can reverse this disease process.
The present accepted standard of care results in more biopsies, which lead to lumpectomy or breast conserving surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Men are similarly affected by the standard of care for prostate cancer, which results in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the majority of lesions that will never threaten life.
You can reduce your risk of breast cancer and most likely all cancers by 80% with your supplementation of Vitamin D3. To achieve this, however, you must keep your Vitamin D3 level at 50 ng/ml. This equates to about 3000 to 5000 I.U. of Vitamin D3 a day.
To conclude this alert:
1)Give yourself a gift of life - schedule your Thermogram.
2)Take your Vitamin D3, 3000 to 5000 I.U. daily. Measure your blood level twice a year - once in the winter and again in the summer.
I can't think of a better life insurance policy than this.
Allan D. Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
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