Dr Oz: Thyroid Guard Controversy
Dr Oz spoke about Thyroid Cancer, the fastest growing cancer among women, last fall and advised everyone to ask for a Thyroid Guard then next time they get a Dental X-Ray or a Mammogram (click here to read the full recap of the show: Dr Oz Thyroid Cancer). Doctors and Dentists were overwhelmed by the number of requests they received for Thyroid Guards from their patients. One viewer even sent an e-mail to her friends and family members, and it went viral, spreading all across America. Eventually, two powerful medical societies responded to what Doctor Oz said and called his show erroneous. So who is right? Should we be asking for Thyroid Guards? And how can you protect your thyroid? Here are thoughts from both sides of the Thyroid Guard Debate.
Dr Oz: Thyroid Guards & Mammograms
Dr Oz spoke to two ladies from his audience. One of them said that she asked for a Thyroid Guard during her last Mammogram because she saw what Dr Oz said. They were happy to give her one, but she was upset (and rightfully so!) that they did not offer her one or even talk to her about the pros or cons before getting ready for the Mammogram. The second lady was a dentist who told Doctor Oz that she went out an ordered a Thyroid Guard (which only costs $25) so that she can offer all of her patients to use one when they do Dental X-Rays.