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Mammograms, X-rays could raise breast cancer risk in young women

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I’ve been saying this ever since I learned about xrays and human cells in Chiropractic School – why would you expose the breast to routine xrays and yet, when you go get an arm or leg xray, the first thing they do is cover up your reproductive (most delicate) organs.

 

LONDON – Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, a study by leading European cancer agencies suggests.

The added radiation from mammograms and other types of tests with chest radiation might be especially harmful to them and an MRI is probably a safer method of screening women under 30 who are at high risk because of gene mutations, the authors conclude.

Mammograms, X-rays could raise breast cancer risk in young women

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/women/Study+Mammograms+Xrays+could+raise+breast+cancer+risk+young/7205921/story.html#ixzz29lULQ1Cf