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!