Rev Dr Jude

Thyroid Cancer in Women
January 24, 2012, 12:14 pm
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On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid

cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase

could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He

demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays

there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many

dentists don’t bother to use it. Also, there is something called a “thyroid

guard” for use during mammograms.

By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but

I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I

asked why it wasn’t routinely used. Answer: “I don’t know.

You have to ask for it.” Well, if I hadn’t seen the show, how would I have

known to ask? (from my friend, Diane)
Myself? Dr. Jude recommends Breast Thermal Imaging instead of mammography and refusal of routine dental Xrays.

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