It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to detection of cancer. October is the month of breast cancer awareness. Although Mammography is the common method used to detect breast cancer, Thermography is another less painful alternative. Even though it’s a safe alternative, the debate between Thermography and Mammography is not a conclusive proof. Until there are more fool proof options, it is always best to consider the risks and discuss them with your health practitioner.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many women will be encouraged to schedule their annual mammogram. After all, the earlier you catch breast cancer the better. Many women will opt out of getting a mammogram for many reasons. This can include fear of what they will find out, avoidance of the discomfort from the test itself, and fear of radiation.
Why Thermography Is Preferred
Some women have turned to thermography as a safe alternative to mammograms. So what is thermography? Thermography is a test that looks for heat changes using infrared sensors. Changes in heat can occur where there is an increase in blood vessels to an area that can occur where a tumor may be hiding. Radiation is not used in thermography, where as in mammogram, it does.
Study Says Emotional Toll Can Be Avoided
In 2014, an earth shattering study was published in the British Medical Journal questioning the risks versus benefits of mammography. It is because a Canadian study involving 90,000 women over a period of 25 years showed no statistically significant difference in survival between women who received regular mammograms and those that only had an annual physical breast examination. Most unsettling result was that 22% of the women in the mammography group were over-diagnosed. It was bad enough that these women were subjected to unnecessary cancer treatments and surgery, let alone the emotional toll. This study therefore left many practitioners confused about what to tell their patients. Let’s not forget that mammograms have also found many cancers before they were detectable on a breast exam. Having said that, is there a safe alternative or an additional measure that could be used to help catch breast cancer earlier without repeated exposures to radiation?
Debate Continues On Thermography vs Mammography
Thermography cannot diagnose breast cancer, but can be useful particularly for women who have dense, large, or fibrocystic breasts. It is because this type of breast tissue is difficult to read on a mammogram. However, if you choose to get a thermogram and it is abnormal, you should absolutely get a mammogram to help locate and confirm if there is an area that needs to be addressed further. So are thermograms better than mammograms? The answer is, thermograms and mammograms both can be valuable tools in locating abnormalities in the breast that may require further attention. Thermographies look for changes in blood flow patterns using heat. Mammograms use radiation. Neither tool by itself in infallible. Needless to say the debate between thermograms versus mammograms will continue. The frequency with which women should get their mammograms has also been debated since the Canadian study came out in 2014. Until there are more fool proof options it is best to consider your risks and discuss them with your health practitioner.
New Music: Oritse Femi – Mercy
MSN Gang artiste, Oritse Femi is out with another nice tune which he tags “Mercy”.
This comes after he released “Ogbegbe”, about two weeks ago, 1st of October to be precise.
Finally, the new song was produced by Vicebeatz.
Listen and Get it below;
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2years After, Maryam Sanda Confesses In Court; Narrates How Her Husband Died
Maryam Sanda, wife of Bilyaminu Bello, nephew of former PDP chairman, has denied claims of killing her husband. Maryam made news in November 2017 after she was accused of stabbing Bilyaminu to death while they were fighting in their Abuja apartment.
Maryam who is being tried before the FCT High Court in Maitama, yesterday told the court that she did not kill Bilyaminu, rather he fell down during an argument they were having in their home and a bottle pierced his chest.
Weeping as she gave her testimony, Maryam who was pregnant when the incident happened, told the court that though they had their differences in the course of their two-year marriage, she did not kill her husband. Maryam said on the day of the incident, she used her late husband’s phone to make a call and in the process, discovered a nude picture of a lady on the phone. She said she went downstairs and called the deceased so that they could talk about it. She stated that in the course of discussion which degenerated into an argument, she asked Bilyaminu to divorce her, adding that he held her neck, choking her.
She said the argument continued late into the evening and that around 11pm, she went to take her charger in the living room.
“He pushed me and as I was falling down, I mistakenly broke his Shisha bottle and the water inside spilled on the floor. He pinned me to the ground and I heard our daughter crying. I told him to leave me so that I could attend to her and he loosened up a bit and I struggled to my feet. I did not try to kill my husband. We had an argument; that was all. I never wished my husband to die,” Sanda told the court
She stated that while trying to hold her, the deceased fell down and that she saw her husband holding his chest and saw a broken bottle in his chest which she removed and covered the chest with her scarf. Maryam told the court that she rushed out to call for help and met one Ayuba with whom she took her husband to Abuja Clinic, where he was confirmed dead. She also rushed him to Maitama General Hospital where he was also confirmed dead.
Under cross-examination by the prosecuting counsel, Maryam told the court that she did not break the shisha bottle in anger. She stated that as of the time she drove her husband to the hospital, the broken bottle she removed from his chest and the spilled water from the shisha bottle was on the floor of their living room.
She told the court that from the hospital, she was taken to Maitama police station where she wrote her statement. She said the accounts of the two prosecution witnesses that she threatened to kill her husband was false.
Following the evidence of Sanda, her counsel, Rita Okotie Eboh, informed the court that they were closing their case. The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, thereafter adjourned the case to November 25th for adoption of final written addresses.
. 2years After, Maryam Sanda Confesses In Court; Narrates How Her Husband Died . .
Trending: Hospital staff make banner to mock redeployed boss
In every workplace, some people would like their direct bosses and others would dislike them it happens every time even as a human being not everybody would agree with your views.
However, what is uncommon in a workplace is the fact that everybody dislikes a particular person, but in the case of a Nigerian woman identified as Eunice Adekemi Olamijuwon, it seems like she was disliked by everyone she led at her workplace.
The woman, who is a nursing leader at a hospital, was reportedly redeployed to another hospital recently.
In an attempt to celebrate her leave, the staff of the previous hospital made a banner mocking her. They described her as a mischievous tyrant nursing leader.
. Trending: Hospital staff make banner to mock redeployed boss . .
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