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January 28, 2010

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Kairol Rosenthal

"I'm glad the article came out, because an existing problem is exposed. Standards and oversight will improve, making radiation even safer than it is now."

I love this one. Recently I have witnessed such backlash in the cancer community to new scientific research that shows certain screenings and treatments might not be as effective as we thought and potentially harmful.

I get just how scary this is. But the response should not be to damn the data, but rather to embrace it as progress. After all, this is why we walk the walks, ride the bikes - to raise $ for scientific research. If the results are scary, jarring, a shift to our way of thinking, it just means we as patients have even more uncertainty to live with. Not comfortable by any means, but we need to be careful to not push away scientific progress out of our own justifiable fears.

Smart post Wendy.

Kairol

Debby

Radiation has the power to heal and the power to harm. I have written about this issue in two of my blogs.

RADIATION SYMPTOMS http://j.mp/1X6dvi

Breast Thermography Detects Cancer Early http://j.mp/2q0FRY

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