‘bOObs: The War on Women’s Breasts’
What you don't know about mammograms can cost you your life.
bOObs: The War On Women's Breasts | Official Trailer | 2020 | Documentary
‘bOOBs: The War on Women’s Breasts’ film deep dives into the world of radiographic mammography and the possible replacement of this breast cancer screening tool with two other tests used side by side: thermography and ultrasound. Used in combination, these two screening tests also act as a much earlier detection tool as they see inflammation in the breast years before an actual tumor forms. Interviewed for the film, Dr. Otis Brawley, then Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the American Cancer Society said, “mammography is a suboptimal test” and, further, “we need a better test.”
In “bOObs,” we learn from medical doctors (Dr. Otis Brawley, Dr. Ben Johnson, Dr. Galina Migalko, Dr. Julian Kenyon, Dr. Manfred Doepp, Dr. Toni Bark and others) the myths surrounding mammography — such as mammograms are “early detection” and “low radiation” — that are widely repeated by doctors, lead cancer associations, women’s health groups, and governmental agencies worldwide.
We hear heart-breaking stories of how this test tragically changed the lives of female patients, leaving them permanently maimed following questionable diagnoses. One woman’s cancer exponentially worsened following the physical trauma from mammograms to her biopsied tumor.
Then we learn the benefits of thermography: a test of physiology capable of detecting the heat of inflammation via infrared camera. As thermography may discern this important cancer precursor, it is truly an "early detection" tool. When used in conjunction with ultrasound — another test of anatomy, like mammography and MRI — these two painless, radiation-free tests are capable of finding cancer years before a tumor forms and without harm to the patient.
Doctors explain that when these two tests are combined, they have up to twice the accuracy of mammograms on certain women. Further, the majority of the new 3D mammogram machines deliver double the amount of radiation over the 2D machines they're replacing if the facility lacks a certain software — but women aren't informed of this prior to screening.
We discover that mammograms are responsible for massive over-diagnosis of breast cancer, which in turn tragically leads to the unnecessary over-treatment of women. Ironically, this machine —originally put in place to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths — is actually inducing many cancers itself.
Finally, we hear from doctors how fraudulent science in medical journals and financial greed of big corporations have played a large part in sending women down this frightful path.
‘bOObs: The War on Women’s Breasts’ is produced by WayMark Productions and directed by Megan Smith, who holds an M.S. in biology with a thesis in molecular genetics, and currently works as a documentary filmmaker and freelance investigative journalist in the areas of science and health. Originally a short documentary by the same name, which won numerous film festival awards, it was extended into a feature-length documentary, the first feature documentary undertaken by WayMark Productions.
The second feature documentary undertaken by WayMark Productions, “A New Standard of Care: Alternative Cancer Therapies” (2021 target release date), investigates non-conventional cancer therapies used worldwide.
The World Health Organization statistics states one-in-three women and one-in-two men will contract cancer in their lifetime. Further, cancer incidence is set to increase by 70 percent in the next two decades.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis psychologically paralyzes many patients. In turn, most readily take their doctors’ advice — advice based on today’s limited Standard of Care protocols of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
However, science-based non-conventional cancer therapies capable of extending the life of a patient do exist. Many have case studies and are supported by the medical literature.
Some forms of alternative cancer treatments are already being used in hospitals and leading cancer centers. Yet there is still resistance in adding them to today’s conventional Standard of Care due to wide-spread misinformation and special interests.
Traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, WayMark’s team is gathering information on the leading alternative technologies through interviews with top scientists, medical doctors, patients, key regulatory and governmental decision makers, and heads of associations.
This documentary film is designed to educate policymakers, the medical community and the public that many alternative cancer treatments are legitimate and worthy of future investment, research, and clinical trials.
The cancer diagnosis is nothing to fear if we are armed with the right tools to treat — and potentially cure — this dreadful disease using “A New Standard of Care.”
“I’ve never had a mammogram and I never will…because we have better screening tools: thermography and ultrasound.”
~ Dr. Galina Migalko