Oct 03, 2010 - 9:10 pm
Did anyone watch Dr. Oz last week? Dr. Oz stated that thyroid cancer is becoming "the fastest growing cancer in women." This means that thyroid cancer is becoming an extremely common occurrence in women. The discovery of thyroid cancer is becoming much more prevalent everyday. Their theory is that the radiation acquired from dental Xrays and Mammograms may be the culprit. They are still not sure, however, the aprons which dentists place on your chest and lap while giving you xrays are now being designed to cover your neck and throat. So make sure your friends and family are being covered with these new aprons, since it's probably too late for most of us who have already had our thyroids removed. Dr. Oz also stressed the examination of one's neck on a regular basis in order to make sure there are no unusual bumps or lumps. So, again, tell your loved ones to "check your neck." I think we need to make more people aware of thyroid cancer, because as Dr. Oz said and as many of us already know, "Early detection can save lives."