Dr. Christine Horner Talks Cancer

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    A change in health practices and diet, especially avoiding over-processed foods, may play a major role in preventing certain kinds of cancer and many screening tests may cause more harm than good, a surgeon and author contends.

    “What’s interesting is that breast, prostate and colon tumors are very similar and are affected positively or negatively by the same actions,” Dr. Christine Horner writes in “Waking The Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer.”

    Horner’s advice is pretty much the same advice most medical professionals urge: eat healthy, organic food, get proper rest, exercise, take supplements and avoid what is bad for you.

    Horner, who lost her mother to cancer, pushed through federal and state legislation ensuring that breast reconstruction after a mastectomy would be paid for by insurance companies and is a former Kentucky state spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society.

    Her emphasis, though, is on preventing cancer and avoiding what she calls “unnecessary screenings.”

    While the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that women 50 and older have mammograms every other year and the American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms after age 40, Horner has said the radiation mammogram screening emits makes it counterproductive to preventing breast cancer.

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    2 thoughts on “Dr. Christine Horner Talks Cancer

    1. Blacks have the highest mortality rate when it comes to cancer and that is why I put on an annual show to bring awareness to the community. “Survivors on the Runway” give cancer survivors the ability to feel like a celebrity by celebrating life on the runway. Our upcoming show is 11/11/12 http://www.wornbyacelebrity.com

    2. Really? I am a mammographer and it is information like this that are dissuading women from breast cancer SCREENING. Mammograms have never claimed to prevent breast cancer but DETECT it. And too, mammograms are VERY sensitive, which is why they are asked not to wear deodorant prior to their exam. With the newer units thatvarevon the market, we are able to detect even the smallest of cancers, with the best of an positive outcome for remission. To address the radiation aspect, remember the breast is comprised of tissue, not bone, therefore there is very little radiation required to produce an image. A woman is more likely to get more radiation exposure from environmental factors than a mammogram. Mammograms ARE the best thing out there for early DETECTION of breast cancer. I hope women will do the research before buying into this idea.

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