Precautions You Can Take During Mammograms and Dental X-Rays
Food for thought, Ladies:
A recent Dr. Oz show was 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 woman who had her yearly mammogram recently 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?