I was recently informed by a medical practitioner that I would need to have a mammogram to determine the health of my breasts. I informed the doctor that I had no intention of mashing my breasts between two glass plates and subjecting them to toxic radiation. I then inquired as to whether a Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermogram) would be acceptable and was not surprised to hear that she had no idea what I was talking about. Although approved for breast cancer screening by the FDA since the early eighties, this painless, radiation-free and effective screening is little known amongst women and doctors, despite the fact that it is MORE effective than mammograms in detecting breast cancer.
After non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and in women ages 25-30, it is the leading cause of death overall. And yet the medical industry relies on an x-ray machine with a high rate of false-positive readings that reads cancer only after it has grown large enough for detection. Thermography, on the other hand, is a physiologic exam where a picture is taken of the heat that radiates from the breasts. No radiation, no compressions, no touchy feely, and studies show it can increase a woman’s survival rate 61 percent by detecting a pre-cancerous state years before it might be found by mammography, ultrasound, or physical exam. When Thermal Imaging is combined with a structural exam, the detection rate of breast cancer approaches 95 percent. Do I now have your attention?