Fastest growing cancer in women…

On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer.  It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms.  He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck.  Many dentists don’t bother to use it.  Also, there is something called a “thyroid guard” for use during mammograms.  By coincidence, a friend had her yearly mammogram yesterday. She  felt a little silly, but asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. She asked why it wasn’t routinely used. Answer: “I don’t know.  You have to ask for it.” Well, if she hadn’t seen the show, how would she have known to ask?

Thank you Haim OHayon – http://www.WellnessAndSuccessCoach.com for forwarding this to me 😉

Yvonne

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