It is common knowledge today that smoking causes cancer. But 50 years ago that was not the case. In fact some of you may have been born in hospitals where the doctors smoked while they delivered. It also wasn't very long ago that doctors were on TV or in magazines telling you what kind of cigarettes they smoked, these type of ads ran all the way through the 1950's. I like to always add here that the founder of chiropractic DD Palmer, said in 1895 that smoking poisons the nervous system. But chiropractors are the quacks right? Anyway back to the topic.... Over the years more and more evidence piled up that proved smoking caused lung cancer. Now, this didn't happen overnight, tobacco companies tried their best for a very long time to with hold this research. But it finally did, and since then there has been a steady decline in the number of people who smoke. With this decrease of people who smoke, what else should we expect? That's right a decrease in lunch cancer. Not very hard to come up with that conclusion, common sense right? So as a result since 1975 incidence of lung cancer in men has decreased by 28%. Ok but that's men, what about women? Well historically the percentage of men who smoke is much higher than that of women. And currently in the US 21.3% of men smoke compared to only 16.4% of women. So why then has the incidence of lung cancer rose in women by 98% since that same year, 1975... Ummm something's not making sense right? You can refer to the chart above to follow the trend.
So what would be causing this increase in only women? Well what is one thing that every woman for the last how many years has been recommended to get? A mammogram. We have to zap you with radiation every single year to make sure you don't have breast cancer. What is right behind your breasts? You are good at this game, that's right your lungs. Well how much radiation are we talking about? Well a mammogram is only 1,000 times stronger than a chest xray. That's right only 1,000 times. A lot of research is currently coming out on mammograms and the dangers of them. Enough for experts now to recommend against anyone under 50 from getting them. You can read more here. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/05/avoid-routine-mammograms-if-you-are-under-50.aspx. In fact there has been many studies coming out now that shows there is actually no benefit from getting mammograms, and that this screening procedure's risk outweighs the potential benefit. You can read more here. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/26/mammograms.aspx. With all of this research it is safe to say that you need to take an alternative approach to breast cancer screening, one of the tools I recommend is thermography. You can easily find someone in your area who uses thermography for breast cancer screening. For more information on mammograms and what else you can do read here. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/03/experts-say-avoid-mammograms.aspx
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