Dr. Oz on Guarding Against Thyroid Cancer

 

 

Jane

Annice passed this one onto me, and I wanted to share it with our readers!  Check it out!

On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show 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 a mammogram.  When Annice had her yearly mammogram, she 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.”

If she hadn’t seen the show, how would she have known to ask?  Pass this information on to your friends and relatives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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