Scans - Which Ones Give "True Picture" of Cancer Health?
PET scan shows best if you still have cancer
A PET scan, not a CT or MRI scan, shows the “true Picture”of whether your cancer cells have been dealt with
- On CT and MRI scans, dead or necrotic cancer cells show up just the same as live cancer cells. This can therefore give a false diagnosis
- PET scans differentiate between live and dead cancer cells
The body eventually breaks down and eliminates dead cancer cells
CT scans estimated to cause 1.5 - 2% of cancer cases in U.S.
A 2010 article at mercola.com reports: “According to a 2009 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, CT scans alone will cause nearly 30,000 unnecessary cancer cases [every year] (about 2 percent of cancer cases), which will lead to about 14,500 deaths. But wait, there's more bad news. While 30,000 cancer cases is a large number, a New England Journal of Medicine study from 2007 estimated that overuse of diagnostic CT scans may cause up to 3 million excess cancers over the next 20 to 30 years.
Arch Intern Med. 2009; 169(22):2071-2077. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.440
If you do have a CT or MRI scan, protect kidneys from radiation damage
Baking soda is used to protect kidneys from radiation damage from such as CT scans, MRIs and other radiological diagnostics or treatments