It can be shocking to learn about the new policies being enacted by the American Cancer Society in light of potential mammogram “harms” that current research is discovering. No one likes the feeling of being left in the dark. Unfortunately, conventional resources, even on the internet, are not often forthcoming about other options to mammography.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t be well informed!
The decision to follow the new ACS mammography schedule or not is strictly a personal one. As I mentioned in the last blog, I would never try to convince you one way or another.
What I would like to do, however, is present you with a list of sound methods for breast cancer screening beyond mammography— that way you can make your own decision based on the latest information!
4 Screening Tools You Should Know About – a pinhead or a golf ball?
Using sensitive technology can give you 5-10 years of warning that there may be unhealthy tissue developing in your body. Would you rather find out that there may be cancer developing in your body when it is the size of a pinhead or the size of a golf ball?
Thermography is also called Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI). And while no tool is 100% accurate, I have enough confidence in DITI technology to say that thermography provides one of the best evaluations out there.
Thermography “reads” the infrared heat emitted from our body and the quality and quantity of this heat is translated through specialized software. In areas of inflammation, heat levels will be greater and show up red in the digital iamge. Inflammation can denote an area where new blood vessels are growing to support unhealthy tissue (angiogenesis) or other imbalances in the mammary area.
Research regarding the effectiveness of thermography has yielded consistent results since the late 1980’s. A 2012 Singapore study found overall success rates for accurately detecting specific breast abnormalities was approximately 90%. A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Surgery found that thermography had a 97% sensitivity rating for discovering malignancies, sometimes several years before a visible a tumor has ever formed. Thermography can also be a good screening choice for those who have dense breast tissue.
Unlike mammography, thermography uses no radiation nor is there any poking, prodding or pain. If you are interested in thermography, contact an American College of Clinical Thermography-approved clinic near you.
#2 The ENOX2 (Oncoblot) Test.
ENOX2 is a protein that appears on malignant cancer cells and NOT in healthy cells. It is also the universal cancer marker used in the ENOX2 (Oncoblot) test. This test is based on 20 years of research by the bio-chemical research team Drs. Dorothy and James Morré of Purdue University. ENOX2 is also used to determine the type of cancer evident. This test has a 99% accuracy rate and has been shown to detect 27 different types of cancer, all with a single blood test! . The test’s accuracy at determining the “site of origin” is around 96%.
For more information about the ENOX2/Oncoblot test, contact Oncoblot.
Nagalase is an enzyme that is emitted from cancer cells during “tumor invasion” and/or if there is a high viral load in the body. It prevents cellular vitamin D receptors from functioning properly and specifically targets your Immune System by putting it to sleep, specifically the macrophages.
Nagalase is not emitted by healthy cells. This means that if there is an elevated reading for the presence of the enzyme there may be a probability that cancer cells are multiplying and dividing in your body.
The good news is that Nagalase tests are very sensitive. This test can determine if this enzyme is present in your system years before a large tumor becomes evident.
This means that the Nagalase test puts time on your side! For more information regarding Nagalase tests, contact the Health Diagnostics and Research Institute – email@example.com.
Please note that this test is used for “research purposes” only and is not considered a diagnostic test in the world of traditional medicine.
#4 The RGCC (Greece) Test.
The RGCC Test (or the “Greece” test) has a two-fold purpose. First of all, it can tell you how many Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) are in your bloodstream as well as Cancer Stem Cell markers. Cancer Stem Cells are important because they can be an indication of resistance and aggressiveness.
The second purpose of the RGCC Test is to determine what protocols may be best suited for you. RGCC test is truly one-of-a-kind since it also tests the effectiveness of dozens of natural therapies such as Haelen, Vitamin C, quercetin and blood root as well as 49 different chemotherapy agents.
The RGCC Test helps you take a very targeted approach to improving your health and can take the guesswork out of your journey so you can focus on healing.
Unfortunately, most traditional oncologists do not recognize the RGCC test as a viable test. I suggest that you connect with an integrative medical doctor or a naturopathic doctor if you are interested in getting this test. More information can also be found on the RGCC website.
Other Tests to Consider
Besides these four, other tests include:
-The Cancer Profile,
-Genomic testing such as the MTHFR,
–Hormonal balance testing which can check for estrogen, progesterone and thyroid levels and more.
Some of these tests can be obtained inexpensively through a conventional medical practitioner and some can be directly ordered through their website.
It is a sad fact that most medical schools still do not require their students to take any courses in nutrition, let alone encourage them to stay up-to-date on the latest cancer screening techniques outside of conventional medicine.
This means that it is up to us—patients, consumers and conscious health advocates—to inform them about these protocols. This is the only way that these safe and very effective breast screening will become accepted in the U.S. and, over time, may even be incorporated into the American health insurance system (like is the case in many European countries).
Knowledge really is power, and this includes the power to make informed decisions about your breast health!