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Thyroid Cancer On The Rise
X-Rays and Mammograms
I received an email today that disturbed me immensely. It was in regards to having x-rays and mammograms done. Apparently there are women and men too that go to their dentists and they’re not being made aware of the fact that there is a flap on the apron dentists use to protect you from dangerous radiation. This flap wraps around your neck to protect your thyroid. I’d had never heard of this before.
Thyroid Cancer Increasing?
Dr. Oz did an episode on his television show about the fastest growing cancer in women being thyroid cancer. He talked about the increase in thyroid cancer and how it could be possibly be attributed to dental x-rays and mammograms.
I've had mammograms in the past and when having one done you are supposed to ask for a thyroid guard. This too is something that I had no idea of. Should technicians not tell women about this guard?
Where You Aware of Thyroid Guards or Flaps on Aprons Used by Dentists?
Make patients aware!
Why are dentists and mammogram technicians not making patients aware of this?
Even though thyroid cancer, if caught, is the most treatable and curable cancer, we should be made more aware of avoiding any risks such as having x-rays and mammograms done. Anyone at any age can develop thyroid cancer.
I am writing this article today in hopes that it will alert women and men, that like I, had no idea about the flaps on dentist's aprons as well as the thyroid guard that women are supposed to ask for when having a mammogram done. Next time you go for an x-ray please ask about this and insist on wearing it, if the technician or your dentist has not made you aware.
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