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Thermography is a radiation free, state of the art screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature differences in the body. Most pathological processes demonstrate a form of increased heat, and some neurological processes show excessive cold, or hypothermia.
Breast disease can be detected by looking for area of excessive or increasing heat that may indicate areas of angiogenesis, or increase of blood vessels supplied by a growing tumor.
Thermography has been used for breast cancer detection since 1956. It was cleared by the FDA in 1982 as an adjunctive procedure for breast cancer screening. There are over 800 published studies in peer-reviewed journals about thermography of the breast alone. Most of the articles shoe the success rate of breast thermography greater than 90%.
Many women, including some doctors, fear mammograms are causing over-treatment and resulting in more cases of cancer. According to a recent study published by scientist in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1.3 million US women have received unnecessary and invasive cancer treatments including surgery, radiology, hormone therapy and chemotherapy over the last 30 years. This is in large part due to routine mammograms detecting harmless tumors.
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Breast Cancer Found with Breast Thermography Testing
This patient was diagnosed with a 2.4 cm tumor behind the right nipple after breast thermography screening. She had been for several mammograms that had missed this.
According the the www.cancer.gov mammography misses up to 20% of tumors overall, and is ineffective statistically in women with dense breasts. Breast thermography can be used with women with dense breasts and women under 40 years of age.
Importance of Breast Thermography Follow-up
The images at the left were taken July 2013. A 3-month follow-up was recommended. The patient neglected to adhere to the recommendations and the condition significantly worsened over the 5-month period, as can be seen in the image to the right taken in December 2013. There were several factors present that alerted our Board Certified Medical Thermologists that a pathological process may be forming. Thermography exams need to be a routine in annual health screening in all women. One in five mammograms are false negative meaning that 1 in 5 women hold false security that there is no tumor present. Combining thermography with mammography or other forms of screening yield the best results. For those women who elect to forgo mammography due to the radiation, this remains a logical choice for them at a minimum.
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