In the US, the risk of false-positive tests has increased to 77% at 58% of mammograms.
If a woman is told that she can have breast cancer, causing the already own considerable fears and a great psychological burden.
It is important for you as a patient, to remember that the most important decision a good prevention and a healthy lifestyle is for your health and for the prevention of cancer, and mammography.
One of the reasons why you should think carefully about it before you decide to have a mammogram, is the high rate of false-positive results of such investigations. That said, there is indeed a suspicion of cancer disease close, but is in truth no. In the aftermath of such a false-positive result, the affected women have to undergo more tests and biopsies and/or operations that are not really necessary and, therefore, remain at increased risk for no real benefit.
Now there are new research results, in which it was found that women who have at some time existed a false-positive mammography test result, have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than other women. No one can say exactly why this is so.
Tiring a false-positive mammography test result mean later developing breast cancer?
Of 58,000 US women who had a mammogram was performed, there were more than 4,700 false positives. False-positive test rate in US is approximately 16 percent.
The affected women with false-positive results had a 27% higher rate of illness, even after many years. The scientists suggested once to adopt a “biological vulnerability” for these persons. They advised to continue to pay attention in future studies on all the risks, particularly on an elevated stress levels, unnecessary biopsies and possible further, unnecessary mammograms. These risks all have the potential to increase the risk of breast cancer.
Stress increases the risk of developing cancer.
There is still much factors the development of cancer disease and the progression, but it is already known that stress plays a major role. And if you get the message after an investigation: “You have cancer,” that means your stress scale certainly rises quite far upward.A group of scientists from the Yale University has found that stress, also caused by the “normal” everyday madness, can serve as a way for cell mutations that may possibly cause the triggering of a tumor growth. So it is not surprising that a false-positive mammography test result can trigger a subsequent develop breast cancer.
research results from animal have shown that stimulation of the nervous system can trigger a neuroendocrine response that important processes of cell change, the release of hormones in the bloodstream and many more causes. There are processes excited in the body that lead to formation of cancers, reduced cell regeneration and a decreased DNA regulatory.
Other research results, in turn, have shown that in times of stress norepinephrine formed, the rate increases growth of cancer cell. Norepinephrine can with its two connections (matrix metalloproteinases, called MMP-2 and MMP-9), tumor cells “break” and softens the tissue and through this smaller size then move easily into the bloodstream. There are formed in other organs and tissues additional tumors, that is, the process of metastasis is taking off.
Norepinephrine also can stimulate tumor cells, which in turn leads to an increase and a further spread of the cancer in the body.
Also been found that in stress hormone adrenaline provokes changes in prostate and breast cancer cells in a way that by these cancer cells are resistant to treatment, resulting in a more rapid decrease of affected patients.
This means emotional stress could both contribute to the development of cancer and made positive affect the effectiveness of appropriate treatments.
Unnecessary surgery, biopsies and mammograms can also affect your risk of cancer.
Along with stress could be a false-positive mammogram result that you need to take unnecessary treatments, and these in turn increase your risk of cancer.
Needle biopsies, for example, are often used as part of a traditional allopathic approach for the diagnosis of breast cancer. During a biopsy a piece of tissue is removed from a tumor or organ, so that it can be examined under a microscope for cancer. However, this method can inadvertently cause increased growth of malignant cells and contribute to spreading cancer cells to other areas in your body.
According to a study of the, it seems that the needle biopsy may increase the spread of cancer by 50%, compared to patients who received only excisional biopsies, which are also known as lumpectomies. The likelihood that women will then also frequently subjected to a false-positive mammography results by numerous subsequent studies ionizing radiation is quite high.
Published study results show that women who carry a specific gene mutation called BRCA1/2 in itself, especially susceptible to radiation-induced cancer. Women with this mutation who were exposed before the age of 30, a diagnostic radiation was so often ill twice from breast cancer than those women that did not have this mutated gene. It has also been found that the radiation-induced cancer was dose-dependent, so the higher the dose, the higher the risk of developing a cancer.
The latest research shows that trauma can trigger breast cancer itself.
The epithelial-generation models demonstrate that a causal link between physical trauma and cancer is plausible. A latent interval between onset of cancer disease and/or a presentation of under 5 years is also plausible. The most likely explanation for these results is, that physical trauma can cause breast cancer.
Even the smallest scratches can cause tumors rapidly migrate. This explains why certain types of cancers are often grouped around burns, scars and other injuries in the body.
This raises the question of the possibility of developing cancer after surgery in the remaining breast tissue or surrounding such.
Especially women with double mastectomy ill more frequently than other women. And, you remember, 70% of all double mastectomies are absolutely necessary. Research results of a surgical study, shows that this type of intervention is necessary at only 10% of the operated women.
Why the affected women to undergo such a procedure?
The fear, nothing to do: fear may overshadow everything and is one of the main reasons why women opt for such drastic surgery.
However, recent research shows that the breast cancer patients more likely to develop recurrent tumors in the liver, lungs, brain, as in their other remaining breast early detection leads to a huge variety. Information from early screening can reveal lesions that can become cancerous never and also do not require treatment, but if you know that a lesion is present, you are faced with the decision to treat them anyway.
The pink ribbons Brigade or equivalent celebrities messages: Pink ribbons on every conceivable product carry much in awareness. The result is a sort of “hyper consciousness” for a prophylactic mastectomy, which can perform some women, without paying attention to the risks and disadvantages.
Insufficient information about the different options: Many women receive from their physicians not enough information about alternatives to prophylactic mastectomy. This means they are not able to make a decision based on sufficient information.
The facts about mammography: No effect on breast cancer mortality.
Many US women go obedient to their annual mammogram, in the good faith belief that it is a proactive way to reduce their breast cancer risk.
During the study showed that the death rate caused by breast cancer, between the patients who received a yearly mammogram and those who did not receive mammograms, was almost identical. It has also been found not a single proof that regular mammography screening effect on total mortality of women has.
This is in stark contrast to the survey results in women: They believe namely that routine mammography screening, the risk of breast cancers by at least half reduced. In reality created by the regular mammography use only, a decrease of 20% risk.
So is a long overdue question:
“How can women make an informed decision if they overestimate the benefits of mammography?”
The sad reality is that the women concerned at all can not make a sound decision. For consistent and accurate information about the real health benefits of mammograms, there aren’t so far.
One can see the affected women not irresponsibility, because many doctors feel insecure and alone, the appeal of the authorities to carry out this investigation but, without proper justification, but unfortunately this is not enough.
Reduce risk of breast cancer by lifestyle tips.
It is important to remember that mammography in the prevention is not always the first choice.
And cancer screening, the more harm than good.
We show you a selection of lifestyle strategies that can help you minimize the risk of cancer.
Avoid sugar, especially fructose and processed foods. All forms of sugar are detrimental to your health in general and promote cancer. Refined fructose is clearly one of the most harmful additives and should be avoided as far as possible.This means: Processed foods should be avoided in any case, since they have a large proportion of fructose.
Optimize your Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D influences virtually every cell in the body and is one of the strongest cancer-fighting agents of nature. Vitamin D is able to induce apoptosis in cancer cells (programmed cell death). If you have cancer, your vitamin D levels between 70 and 100 ng/ml should be. Vitamin D acts synergistically with any type of cancer treatment and without any side effects. Ideally, you want your vitamin levels optimized by sunbeams or a safe tanning bed, or even as an alternative to oral vitamin D.
Limit your protein intake. Recent research has emphasized the importance of signaling pathways.
If the active, cancer growth is accelerated one way to avoid is: lower your protein intake to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of lean body mass. For most people, then the absorption of iron is 40 to 70 grams of protein per day, this amount generally corresponds to about half of what they are consuming currently.
Avoid unfermented soy products. Fermented soy is rich in plant estrogens or phytoestrogens, also known as isoflavones. The consumption of unfermented soy changes the cell work to the effect that there is increased cell mutations.
Improve your insulin and leptin sensitivity. The best way to do this is: avoid sugar, cereals and carbohydrates, eat plenty of vegetables.
Good for your health is intermittent fasting, especially if you are overweight. Pay should also reflect on your physical fitness.
Exercise regularly. With sports you lower your cancer risk very clearly, it drives your insulin levels down, and controlling your insulin levels is one of the best ways to reduce your cancer risk. With sports you lower your estrogen levels, which in turn helps avoid the danger of breast cancer. Maintain a healthy body weight. This you get with proper nutrition and exercise.
It is important to lose excess body fat, because fat stimulates estrogen production, creating a vicious cycle may develop.
Drink at least half a liter to a liter of vegetable juice to green. This is an easy way to get more cancer-fighting nutrients through your diet.
Get plenty of quality, animal omega-3 fats, such as. For example, krill oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.
Take Curcumin to be. The main active ingredient of turmeric can be a very useful supplement in cancer treatment in high concentrations.
Curcumin has a great therapeutic potential in the prevention of breast cancer metastasis. It is important to know that curcumin is not as well absorbed normally by the human body tips can be found in the relevant literature. The newer generation of curcumin also has the so-called “Retard” effect.
Avoid alcohol, or at least limit your intake of your alcoholic drinks to one drink per day.
Avoid electromagnetic fields as much as possible. Even electric blankets can increase your risk of cancer.
Avoid synthetic hormone replacement therapy, especially if you have risk factors for breast cancer.
Even oral contraceptives, so birth control pills, which consist of synthetic hormones are associated with a greater cervical and breast cancer risk.
If you have excessive menopausal symptoms, you can also make a herbal hormone replacement therapy, this would be a safer, healthier alternative.
Avoid BPA, phthalates and other xenoestrogens (ie synthetically produced hormones). These estrogen-like compounds increase the risk of breast cancer.
Make sure that you are not under iodine deficiency, suffer. Iodine deficiency, it is scientifically proven, may lead to an increase in cancer incidence rate among men.
Iodine has actually potent anticancer properties, and it has also been found that iodine helps more rapid cell death in breast and thyroid cancer cells induce.
Avoid too much fried meat on the charcoal grill or flambé meat.
After starting to roast or flambé creates acrylamide. Of acrylamide is known to have a carcinogenic effect. The same is true for baked starchy foods, roasted or fried, again increasing the carcinogenic.