Hi my name is Nina-Ann I am a twice cancer survivor. Surviving cancer twice is a tough gig. I am sharing my journey to help others. I have written a book also. I am covering cancer, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, family and friends. My blog has lots of information, helpful and a few things to brighten your day. I am a cancer advocate. My story is happy, sad and inspirational.
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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…
Here we go again a brand new year. Lots to be grateful for. This year sees a lot of interesting things happening and as we know you get out of life what you put into it.
You know when you spend time with people and they don't do fun things and they don't have much to offer a conversation.
Well that is no one that I know. (Anymore) if you get what I mean.
This year sees my favourite travel buddy of all time Ann and I heading on another adventure. Well actually it's true 3 for us.
Trip 1) Dubai, Egypt, Cyprus and Gallipoli 2005
Trip 2) Italy, Athens, Mikonos and Santorini 2011
So this year sees us off to a great part of the world again and different,
Trip 3) Amazon Jungle, Rio, Argentina and Chilli 2018 yay this year!
Ann and I have been friends since kindergarten so there is a long history nearly all our lives just about.
We have a ball on our trips we have met so many amazing people and seen some pretty amazing things. But all in all we are doing adventures seeing the worl…
Hi one thing I have learnt in the life is to share and help others. If you can save one person from going through something bad or helping them. That's what this life is all about.
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