How Much Radiation Are You Comfortable With?

I love bananas.   Can you believe they carry radiation?    So how much radiation are you comfortable with?  That is a very important question to ask yourself.   I am not going to stop eating bananas, sleeping next to someone (can you believe that?), using a computer monitor or travelling by air, so I have to accept a certain amount of radiation in my life.

Ladies, I am in the breast wellness business and I provide men and women of all ages with breast exams that are radiation- free, so I felt compelled to find out exactly how much radiation is in a mammogram for my readers and patients.

Through research and excellent contacts I found this radiation chart.   The disclaimer at the bottom says that it is for general public information only but it is pretty clear to me.

Notice on the chart that all my radiation concerns; bananas, computer monitor, airfare, dental x-rays and sleeping next to someone are just a tiny fraction of radiation compared to a mammogram.    This makes me feel pretty good that I have a breast exam that is radiation- free.   My real question to the author of the chart would be the “definition” of “a” mammogram.     Is it one film on one breast or is “a” mammogram one set of films?

I have breast implants so they take 2 extra films on each breast and prior to my implants I just had 2 films per side.    I think that means I  am getting 8 times as much radiation as the mammogram chart states.    I’m going to look into that and let you know!   In the meantime check out this article on pre-menopausal mammograms.

In the meantime, consider how much radiation are you comfortable with?     Remember unequivocally radiation causes cancer.

Stay tuned for more…….


Re-opening Safety Protocol Procedures Effective 9/17/2020

In an attempt to practice social distancing we will be limiting the number of patients in our waiting room at one time. Please arrive on time and without additional family members or friends. Our new schedule will be every 45 minutes giving us 30 mins for the exam and 15 minutes to clean up after patient leaves the office.


We are only seeing patients on days and times where the other doctors are out of the office.


If you are not feeling well the day of your appointment please stay home and do not come in. Call 714-363-5595 to cancel and reschedule your appointment. During this time we will not be charging for same day cancellations as long as you let us know in advance.


Prior to Appointment:

  1. Log on to our website at and access our appointment software by clicking SCHEDULE NOW to make sure your credit card information is updated properly in the system. We will not be handling credit cards or cash during your visit. IF you are unable to do this in advance we will have you read your credit card information to us rather than take your card to scan.
  2. Ask Questions prior to your appointment; there will be “minimal talking” during the exam(s). Call in advance if you have concerns or questions.

Upon Arrival:


  1. Come up to the door but do not come in until previous patient has left. A chair will be outside for your convenience.
  2. We will email you via DOCUSIGN your paperwork the day before your appointment.
  3. Bring only yourself, your keys, your cell phone & your credit card into the office. No purses, books, drinks or any other items will be allowed in the office.
  4. Please wear your mask into the office and keep it on at all times during the visit (completely covering your nose and mouth). If you don’t have one we will provide one for you.
  5. We will assess your temperature upon arrival. If your respiration is below 94 you will be sent home.

During Exam:

  1. The examiner will have the proper mask, safety goggles and gloves for protection.
  2. Remember limit talking during the breast exam. We will review your results post exam.
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