All About Breasts

This month being Breast Cancer Awareness month, it seems appropriate to consider the options and effectiveness of breast cancer diagnostics.
First up is a  large scale study that was conducted over a year ago concerning the ‘gold’ standard of medical diagnostics- Mammograms.

This study is based on a 25 year old follow up on breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screen Study.

Women aged 40-49 in the mammography arm and all women aged 50-59 in both arms received annual physical breast examinations. Women aged 40-49 in the control arm received a single examination followed by usual care in the community.

So what were the results and the conclusion?

Results During the five year screening period, 666 invasive breast cancers were diagnosed in the mammography arm (n=44 925 participants) and 524 in the controls (n=44 910), and of these, 180 women in the mammography arm and 171 women in the control arm died of breast cancer during the 25 year follow-up period. The overall hazard ratio for death from breast cancer diagnosed during the screening period associated with mammography was 1.05 (95% confidence interval 0.85 to 1.30). The findings for women aged 40-49 and 50-59 were almost identical. During the entire study period, 3250 women in the mammography arm and 3133 in the control arm had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and 500 and 505, respectively, died of breast cancer. Thus the cumulative mortality from breast cancer was similar between women in the mammography arm and in the control arm (hazard ratio 0.99, 95% confidence interval 0.88 to 1.12). After 15 years of follow-up a residual excess of 106 cancers was observed in the mammography arm, attributable to over-diagnosis.

Conclusion Annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination or usual care when adjuvant therapy for breast cancer is freely available. Overall, 22% (106/484) of screen detected invasive breast cancers were over-diagnosed, representing one over-diagnosed breast cancer for every 424 women who received mammography screening in the trial. (source)

After 25 years, the results of women who got mammograms and those who didn’t were almost exactly the same in terms of those who died from breast cancer. That’s as clear of a study as there ever could be. But then why, if this study has been out for over a year, would anyone remain a believer in the mammogram?


Thermography is an alternative means of diagnosing early stages of cancer and other health problems. It uses thermal imaging cameras to detect blood flow or ‘hot areas’ in the body. In breast cancer, blood flow will form to a cancerous tumor before any other development of the tumor begins, so it does have potential of early detection.

Thermography is not approved by the FDA and medical personnel will not validate any findings or approve the results of Thermography. This may or may not be a problem depending on your individual case.

The real issue of Thermagraphy is that the accuracy is completely based upon the interpretation and skill of the person creating the report of findings. A medical doctor is usually contracted with franchises who operate the Thermography scans and they will give a cursory look at the pictures. From that, the medical doctor will create a report which is what you, the customer, is given. As long as the analysis of the thermal pictures is correct, then you can be assured of your clean bill of health.


Sonocine is a  newer medical technology. It is a whole breast ultrasound that seems to have very high accuracy with early detection without the effects of radiation from mammograms. This emerging technology may be the direction to look if you have serious concerns regarding your breast health.

Also, this technology is approved by the FDA, so you can have your doctor refer you to a physician who has this technology. Again, this is newer technology and not all areas within the U.S. will have it available. However, if you do have serious breast health issues, it is well worth the effort to travel to an area that does.

I would be remiss to conclude without giving you basic natural health recommendations to prevent breast issues as much as possible.

  1. Balanced hormones are your number 1 front line prevention to breast cancer. I can help you with balancing hormones through a Total Health Restoration™ program. I can also order hormone tests that give us a potential breast cancer value. We can use this value to track improvements and lessening potential of cancer.
  2. Do NOT wear underwire bras!
  3. Do NOT wear bras any more than you have to. As soon as you get home, remove your bra and do not wear a bra while sleeping.
  4. Do NOT use anti-antiperspirant deodorants.
  5. Do learn how to give yourself a proper breast exam. You can find instructions here.
  6. Breast are lymphatic tissue, so certain types of breast massage may be helpful in ensuring toxicity does not remain in the breast ducts. You can find a certified therapists here.
  7. You can read a personal experience with breast cancer of one of my clients, what she did and how she’s doing now, here.

Being aware of your testing and options and properly caring for your body will go a long way towards remaining healthy.


Labron Jae Allen

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