PREVENTING BREAST CANCER

 This book uncovers the major cause of the recent breast-cancer incidence in the USA. The author shows that past exposure to ionizing radiation — primarily medical x-rays — is responsible for about 75 percent of the breast-cancer problem in the United States.
The good news: Since the radiation dosage given today by medical procedures can be significantly reduced without interfering with a single useful procedure, numerous future cases of breast-cancer can be prevented.
The author recommends specific actions to start breast-cancer prevention now, not ten years from now.

The following chapters have been put online
and are available here in ASCII text format:

  • Book Cover
  • Back Side of Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Back Cover
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Our Conclusion: A Large Share of Breast-Cancers Need Not Occur
  • Chapter 2: “Incubation Times” for Radiation-Induced Cancer
  • Chapter 3: Early-Onset Breast-Cancer: Evidence on Radiation-Induction
  • Chapter 4: Three Key Concepts in Our Analysis
  • Chapter 5: The Rationale of Our Study: Methods and Materials
  • Chapter 6: The “Enlarged Thymus” Story: Start of a Long Controversy
  • Chapter 7: Benefits of Thymus Irradiation: Delusion or Reality?
  • Chapter 8: Thymus Irradiation before Age One: Start of Our Master Table
  • Chapter 9: Thymus Irradiation to Reduce Sudden Death in Childhood
  • Chapter 10: Thymus Irradiation before Anesthesia and Surgery in Childhood
  • Chapter 11: Ending of the Era of Radiation Therapy for Enlarged Thymus
  • Chapter 12: Reaching into the Womb: Pre-Birth Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 13: Treatment of Acute Postpartum Mastitis with X-Rays
  • Chapter 14: A Physician’s Dilemma: What to Do about Chronic Mastitis
  • Chapter 15: Management of Tuberculosis: An Eminently Sensible Program
  • Chapter 16: Mass Screening for Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 17: Treatment of Bronchial Asthma with X-Rays
  • Chapter 18: Treatment of Pneumococcal Pneumonia with X-Rays
  • Chapter 19: Treatment of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) with X-Rays
  • Chapter 20: Treatment of Hyper-Thyroidism and Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 21: Management of Adolescent Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
  • Chapter 22: Chiropractic Examinations and Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 23: Major Diagnostic Radiological Contributions to Breast Dose
  • Chapter 24: Occupational Sources of Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 25: Weapons-Test Fallout, Pre-1960, and Breast Dose
  • Chapter 26: The Beauty Shop as a Source of Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 27: Yes, We Do Have Your Size: Shoe-Fitters and Breast Irradiation
  • Chapter 28: Mammography: Past and Present
  • Chapter 29: Major Surgical Advances and Irradiation of the Breast
  • Chapter 30: Pre-Employment Fluoroscopic Exams for Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 31: Fluoroscopy: Source of a Big Underestimate in Our Breast-Dose Finding
  • Chapter 32: Hard-to-Find Doses from Fluoroscopy and Other Sources
  • Chapter 33: Dermatology: More Underestimation in Our Finding
  • Chapter 34: Treatment of Skin Disorders: Overview by Dr. MacKee
  • Chapter 35: Breast-Exposure by Radium: More Underestimation in Our Finding
  • Chapter 36: Radiotherapy of Benign Diseases: Overview by Dr. Dewing
  • Chapter 37: Recent Concerns: Intensive Care Units, Insurance Cases\
  • Chapter 38: Summary on Underestimation of Dose in Our Study
  • Chapter 39: Bottom Line: The Master Table
  • Chapter 40: Conversion-Factors: The Basis of Column “V”
  • Chapter 41: Some of the Uncertainties and Certainties of Our Finding
  • Chapter 42: Prevention of Breast-Cancer, Starting Now
  • Chapter 43: The Process of Genuine Peer-Review
  • Chapter 44: Criticisms in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
  • Chapter 45: Three Remarkably Similar Reports on the Safe-Dose Fallacy
  • Chapter 46: “War in Britain”: The Natl. Radiological Protection Board
  • Chapter 47: Seven Short Objections from Other Sources
  • Chapter 48: Susan M. Love, M.D.: Is Radiation Overdosing a Past Problem?
  • Chapter 49: What Happens Next?
  • Table 1: Annual Breast-Cancer Cases in USA, 1960-1994
  • Table 2: Growth of Population in USA, 1850-1994
  • About the Author
  • References
  • Index and Glossary