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 mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram
yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure
enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn’t
routinely used. Answer: “I don’t know. You have to ask for it.”
Well, if I hadn’t seen the show, how would I have known to ask?
We need to pass this on to our daughters, nieces, mothers and all
our female friends and husbands tell your wives !! I just did, now
you send it on to your list. Someone was nice enough to forward this
to me. I hope you pass this on to your friends and family.