by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Big Pharma has been telling women that “it is better to get the whole breast radiated” when checking for breast cancer, but a new study coming from Dr. Trine Grantzau at the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna presented information to the contrary. Big surprise – aside from increasing heart cancer risks, women given radiation treatment (or even mammography screenings) for breast cancer are 8 times more likely to develop lung cancer within 5 years of ‘treatment’.
Grantzau told her peers at the conference:
“Our findings suggest that any reduction in the dose of radiation to the lung would result in a reduction in the risk of radiation-induced subsequent lung cancers. With the advances in breast cancer treatment and the introduction of breast cancer screening, a growing number of women are becoming long-term survivors, and so we need to have an increased awareness of treatment-induced second cancers and take steps to reduce those risks by using radiotherapy techniques that spare normal tissue as much as possible.”
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