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Breast Cancer - limit X-rays or CT scans
Limit Medical X-rays or CT Scans
recent joint study by the Institute of Medicine and the Susan G. Komen
Foundation found that the biggest and most overlooked contributor to
breast cancer isn’t pesticides or BPA but ionizing radiation from
unnecessary tests like X-rays and CT scans. “A CT scan has a significant
amount of radiation, and there are people who pay cash to get one every
year,” says Dr. Dietz. But before you go swearing off hospitals, know
this: The World Nuclear Association says 100 millisieverts (mSv) of
radiation a year is the lowest level known to increase the risk of
cancer. A single CT scan yields one-fifth of that, at 20 mSv. Other
diagnostic tests that emit lesser amounts of ionizing radiation include
X-rays, nuclear medicine tests and fluoroscopy. The airport body scanner
provides a measly 0.000005 mSv per scan. Dr. Dietz’s advice: Always ask
if a test is necessary, and see whether alternatives like an MRI or
ultrasound might work as well. Sometimes these studies are necessary to
save a life, and the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. But having a
scan simply to alleviate your worries may do more harm than good.
#iamstillawoman #xray #ctscan #medical #cancer
Someone once wrote"...when i get really cold, or get goosebumbs all over my body, the whole things really scrunch up, like, my entire areola scrunches itself up into a wrinkled little mound. it looks really weird and ugly, and i haven't ever seen other people's breasts do it. what is wrong with my areola/nipples??"The answer:
Well nothing is wrong. This is what my areola does too. It's a normal reaction to the coldness or to irritation / stimulation. The little muscles in the areola do a similar goosebump thing as your other skin can do. People often call this phenomenon "hard nipples".
Also note that skin on areola has less feeling or sensation to it than other areas of your body. If the areola was very sensitive, then breastfeeding would probably be quite uncomfortable because the baby pulls and tugs it! The nipples are sensitive but the sensitivity changes with hormonal changes, such as occur at mestrual cycle or pregnancy. Also this varies with ind…
Jerry Seinfeld says Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in great spirits following the actress' final round of chemotherapy treatment.
While attending an event in for Bob Roth's new book, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City on Tuesday night, the Seinfeld alum told ET that his former co-star is on the mend.
"I talk to her all the time," the 63-year-old comedian revealed. "She's doing great."
Louis-Dreyfus revealed her breast cancer diagnosis last fall, and she finished up her last round of chemotherapy this past month. Her sons, Henry and Charlie, even made her a hilarious video of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It" to celebrate the big day.
The 57-year-old actress' latest Instagram post, shared on Jan. 29, paid homage to Seinfeld. Louis-Dreyfus took a photo of the back of a picture frame she found at her late father's house, the back of wh…
In Stage 1 shows the flat breasts of childhood. By Stage 2, breast buds are formed as milk ducts and fat tissue develop. In Stage 3, the breast become round and full, and the areola darkens. Stage 4 shows fully mature breasts.
(Illustration by GGS Information Services.)
period begins. Usually these signs are accompanied by the appearance of pubic hair and hair under the arms.
Once ovulation and menstruation begin, the maturing of the breasts begins with the formation of secretory glands at the end of the milk ducts. The breasts and duct system continue to grow and mature with the development of many glands and lobules. The rate at which breasts grow varies significantly and is different for each young woman. Breast development occurs in five stages: Stage One: In preadolescence, the breasts are flat and only the tip of the nipple is raised.Stage Two: Buds appear, breast and nipple are raised, fat tissue begins to form and the areola (dark area of skin that surrounds the nipple) enlarge…