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Old September 6th, 2004, 20:04
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Reckless medical scans

For a prime example of medical screening that has proliferated beyond reason, consider the alarming case of full-body computed tomography scans to detect cancer, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Narrowly targeted CT scans aimed at particular organs are undeniably valuable when used to pin down a diagnosis in sick patients. But full-body scans to screen healthy individuals for hidden disease have never been shown to be effective, and now there is evidence that the scans may be harmful. A new study finds that the scans impart radiation doses comparable to those received by atomic-bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing a small but significant increase in the risk of cancer.

Visit: http://www.iht.com/articles/537493.html 9/7/2004 International Herald Tribune
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Old September 29th, 2004, 18:33
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Question Re: Reckless medical scans

That is more than scary - since the cardiologists are herding people into these tests like cattle to be branded

Should a woman who has had irradiation of the breast be forewarned of this danger???

We used to worry about the bomb - but by these "tests" we are being dosed anyway aarrggh.............
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