One of the undoubted successes of contemporary conventional medicine is in the development of diagnostics. But not all diagnostic procedures are as safe as they are assumed to be. Here I will discuss one of the more contentious.
The mammogram test, in which breasts are X-rayed, has also been severely criticized for squeezing and bruising breast tissue— and in that way actually promoting the problem that it is supposed to be testing for. Physical trauma is considered to be one possible cause of cancer, and if there is cancer present it may also act to make the tumour more aggressive. Cancer incidence has been shown in some surveys… Continue reading “Mammograms”