Check out Thermography for breast cancer awareness month

Posted By on October 6, 2016

Digital Infrared Imaging also called Thermography is a much safer and accurate option than mammography in detecting cancerous or even precancerous beast lesions.  There is information and literature available online or through your health care practitioner that will explain the benefits of digital imaging (thermography) over the traditional outdated mammogram.

We are subjected more now than ever to the effects of environmental radiation and the effect of this is cumulative in our sensitive tissues.  There is a copious amount of literature, and discussions going on right now in the medical community about the inherent dangers of X-rays. Each new dose adds risk because a single x-ray photon, acting alone is capable of causing irreparable damage to DNA and chromosomes, including carcinogenic mutations (Gofman 1990, Chapters 8-21: NRPB 1995, pp 58-75).

Difficulties in reading mammograms can occur in women who are on hormone replacement, nursing or have fibrocystic, large or dense, or enhanced breasts.(6,8).  These types of breast differences do not cause difficulties in reading digital infrared scans. In fact, Thermal Imaging can detect suspicious health issues and critical tissue change 8 to 10 years before detectable with a mammogram.

There is, astonishingly, still no consistent or substantial scientific evidence that regular mammography results in a significant reduction in mortality from breast cancer. In an important paper published in 2000 in the prestigious journal Lancet, Swedish researchers, working on behalf of the international Cochrane Review organization, reviewed the quality of the major mammography trials to date and came to the following conclusions:

“Screening for breast cancer with mammography is unjustified. If the trials are judged to be unbiased, the data show that for every 1000 women screened biennially throughout 12 years, one breast cancer death is avoided whereas the total number of deaths is increased by 6? (Gotzsche 2000).

The more information we have the better we are equipped to make wise choices about our personal health.  I urge all women to explore the option of Thermography and ask questions and read the current data before subjecting your breast to an antiquated method that has not proven to be the preventive method we need in eradicating breast cancer.  Thermography is painless (no breast compression), effective, appropriate for all ages and best of all it is radiation free.

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