Thermography provides the earliest possible detection and is a true holistic approach to women’s health, particularly for the breasts. It is an adjunct diagnostic screening technique that has evolved over the last 40 years.
Breast Cancer, a woman’s health issue!
Most tumors take years to develop to a size that can be seen on a mammogram. But what is happening to the breast tissue during that time? Wouldn’t it be comforting to really know?
And what about a lesser known but just as threatening condition called IBC ~ inflammatory breast cancer, which has no lumps to see on a structural picture like a mammogram?
A sophisticated thermography device, a contact probe and computer software, converts various temperature readings of the skin into electronic data signals that are displayed on a computer monitor. Readings are taken before and after exposure to a cool room (70 degrees Fahrenheit) and, using complex algorithms, the computer compares these results with a database of over 300,000 healthy and abnormal thermography results. With this information, doctors are able to discover patterns of thermography responses that signal organ and tissue dysfunction. It is thought that thermoregulatory changes are the first signs of an organ’s functional disturbance.
Regulation Thermography is an especially powerful tool in determining breast health. Here is why this procedure is an essential component of an overall breast health plan:
“By the time breast cancer is detected by a mammogram, a woman will have already had the disease for an average of 6 to 8 years,”
(American Cancer Society 2001).
Please note that Thermography is not a replacement for Mammography. These two procedures work together with physical examination to create an overall strategy for ensuring breast health. The highest detection rates of breast cancer were seen when Thermography was combined with physical examination and Mammography.