Since it’s breast cancer awareness month I thought it would be a good idea to write to you about the advantages of thermography breast screening. Thermography can detect abnormalities up to 7 years earlier than any other breast screening, early enough that so you can react in a preventative mode that may stop the development of disease.
Thermography is a test of physiology, and mammography, MRI, and ultrasound are tests of structure. Thermography uses an infrared camera to detect heat, which is emitted by the breast without physical contact (no compression) and without sending any signal (no radiation). Everyone has his or her own unique thermal fingerprint and the only thing that changes this is pathology. The study can be interpreted as normal, low, moderate, or higher risk. An abnormal thermogram is 10x more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history of the disease. Thermography is good for women of all ages, including women with breast implants.
More should be said about what we can do to keep our breasts healthy. A lot of research has been done on breast health; however, this information isn’t being communicated to us. For example, we need to limit our radiation exposure, because radiation accumulates and could cause cancer. There are situations when we absolutely need x-rays, cat scans, or mammograms, but we need to do what we can to limit our exposure. Ultimately we need to be educated about this and weigh the benefit and risk for each situation.
“More is known about the relationship between radiation dose and cancer risk than any other human carcinogen, and female breast cancer is the best quantified radiation-related cancer.” —Charles E. Land
Doctors do not always embrace thermography; it most likely is because he or she knows little or nothing about thermography. Lack of knowledge does not make the test invalid. The reporting doctor on your report is available to speak directly with your own healthcare provider if there are any questions. Now is the time for us to take control of our health. Check out all the options and make an educated decision.
Ingrid Adams & Ursula Walker