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Old 08-08-2008, 09:26 AM
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Here we go. I had a physical yesterday done by the oncologist who did my hysterectomy 11 years ago for the cervical cancer. There is a lump on the outside of my left breast. This is a new discovery as my primary care did a manual breast exam on me in June and didn't find anything, OR missed it, but she's pretty good and has always been over cautious.
My issue is this. The oncologist is insisting on a MAMMOGRAM and I want thermography. No risk, no radiation. He says he does NOT use thermography.


Any advice here? As far as I can see, he wants the mammography just to verify that there is something there, and then do a scan anyway with sound waves. Won't a thermography test show the same as a mammography?
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Judie,

I'm sorry to hear of this. I'll be hoping that it's nothing serious.

I'm not very well informed about how good a detection techique breast thermography is (compared to mammography). One source, cited below, states that it can be about 96% accurate - provided that the testing is done by a reputable lab.

These two links may be helpful (I hope). The first describes the importance of finding a good technician/facility. The second offers some resources for finding a good thermography facility.

http://www.healingwell.com/LIBRARY/b...=cockburn&id=1

http://www.breastthermography.org/findalab.html

I hope this helps a little. Stay strong!
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Julie,

I think thermography is a good choice and you should insist on it as studies have proved their reliability. But you could also go for a sonogram which should not be a problem. They can often rule out cancer with this test.

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Thanks to you both. I've got a call in to my primary as I have to get a referral. I hope she'll do it. She's thorough and never hesitates to refer me to the proper specialist but in this case, the specialist is not on my side.
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Another thought. You may want to read this article. If the cancer is localized, if it is cancer at all, this might be a consideration. Remember, cutting almost always spreads cancer. That is why they want you to do chemo and radiation after surgery. Also. just because you had cancer in the past it does not mean that this cancer would be spread of that one. I see more and more people lately who have had more than one type of cancer.

http://www.healthsalon.org/377/breas...tive-medicine/

http://www.lasemedinc.com/

and you may find some good info here:
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/breastcancer.htm

http://www.drday.com/

I do think that my doctor would want to make sure your iodine levels are up to par through use of supplemental iodine. Not that is a cure but may strenghten and fortify breast tissue.

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Thanks for those links. I just wrote out a fax to my primary care with some of the facts stated in the articles in this link. I hope she'll work with me. She IS only a primary care and with the oncologist not wanting to authorize the safer therm test versus the mamm test I'm afraid she'll balk at it.
The statements I sent to her should be reassuring enough.
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GOOD LUCK, and try not to worry too much. Yu odon't know if it is C, it might be something else, and stressing won't help any.

Be striong, chin up and I hope it is nothing much to worry about .
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My primary care will NOT prescribe another test. I suspected that as she is one to refer you over to the experts and will not second guess any experts recommendation. Her PA called me today and understood why I was refusing the mammogram, (which was scheduled for tomorrow and I canceled it). BUT, she couldn't do anything about another test. So I get out my trusty little yellow pages, and one of our hospitals close to me has a cancer center. I talked in depth to a PA there and told him why I was calling, etc. Naturally he couldn't make any promises as to what they would want to do but I'm hoping once I get there they'll test me one way to verify the lump if I refuse the other. I just want the stupid bump identified! Then I'll do my own treatments if necessary.
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Not quite the moon, but you are questioning their expertise.

One other bit of information that you might want to consider. Some time ago I read that when a physician is examining a possible breast lump for cancer that they should only use very light pressure. This was to prevent the possibility of having a few cancer cells break off and then travel to other parts of the body.

Yet with a mammogram extreme pressure is used but now you are told that itís OK?
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Not quite the moon, but you are questioning their expertise.

One other bit of information that you might want to consider. Some time ago I read that when a physician is examining a possible breast lump for cancer that they should only use very light pressure. This was to prevent the possibility of having a few cancer cells break off and then travel to other parts of the body.

Yet with a mammogram extreme pressure is used but now you are told that it’s OK?
Thats EXACTLY my point. This has really opened my eyes to see for myself first hand how intentionally ignorant the medical profession is forced into acting. I will win this one. Its MY life they are playing with and I am NOT ignorant

Mike Adams today on Christina Applegate:
http://www.naturalnews.com/023907.html

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Judie777,

I once had a lump in my breast and without getting a mammogram, and I did not know there were other methods for testing at the time, I did a castor oil pack and it absolutely worked. This was over three years ago. Since then I have discovered what I believe to be the cause of cancer which is fungus. I did not know at the time, but have since learned that castor oil is an antifungal!!! Someone on another forum recommended I try the castor oil pack due to the fact that it worked for her. I didn't know why it worked, but I tried it anyway as there are no bad side effects so I had nothing to lose. The lump disappeared in a few days.
If I were to get another lump, which fortunately I have not, I would definitely go on Doug Kaufmann's antifungal diet. If you are not familiar with Doug Kaufmann and his tv show Know the Cause, check out his website and watch his streaming videos. I have four of his books and have been on the diet and use natural antifungals and probiotics. Doug's book The Germ That Causes Cancer says that cancer is caused from fungus. He has been studying fungus for over 30 years. Anyway, check out his website:

www.knowthecause.com

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Wow. I have never heard of a castor oil pack. Is that a google thing, or do you have a link? I'd appreciate any help.
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http://www.naturalnews.com/Report_Br...ception_0.html

Mike's premise is mamms detect the cancer they cause. I add this article here that I only discovered yesterday for general information.

Any experience with a neck tumor anyone?

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Judie,

Here is just one link, you should do a google though, there are many more good ones:

http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/castoroiluses.html

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This is one of the most informative articles I've found on Castor Oil. Check it out.

http://www.healthsalon.org/41/castor-oil-packs/
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