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Does mammograms cause cancer? Is it scientifically proven?

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Always there for you @ Credihealth 30 March 2018 at 11:33

Mammograms are performed today for two reasons: they help detect breast cancer and also help confirm a diagnosis if another screening option shows the presence of cancerous cells. Mammograms might be able to help screen for breast cancer in some cases, but they do nothing to help prevent or treat breast cancer.
Overall mammography screening can actually be harmful because it frequently leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Many advocacy groups and websites in favour of mammograms accept sponsorship from the mammogram industry without restriction. This results in certain organizations promoting the benefits of mammograms without also revealing the risks and drawbacks.
How and Why Mammograms Can Increase Cancer Risk:
1. Overdiagnosing and Overtreating
2. Increases Radiation Exposure
3. Causes Increased Stress & Anxiety
What’s the Better Option Over Mammography
Thermography is a new, non-invasive technology that does not use radiation or compression to screen for breast cancer. Breast density also does not affect its results, meaning it’s accurate in younger women, too. It’s painless, easy to perform, can be performed in pregnant women, lower in cost than mammograms and can be just as effective and accurate