Thermography: Healthy, Safe and Comfortable
Concern about the use of mammography as a screening tool for breast cancer is growing. One limitation is false negative results in up to 20 percent of the cases, where the mammogram does not detect an existing cancer. Other documented problems include overdiagnosis and overtreatment that expose women unnecessarily to the adverse effects of cancer therapy. Another concern is the cumulative level of radiation to which the breasts are exposed.
Many women are turning to thermography, a simple and graceful non-invasive procedure to assess breast health that uses infrared imaging. Thermography does not involved compression or radiation of the breasts and has no known adverse effects or contraindications. Thermography detects the physiologic changes in the breast tissue at a cellular level and has the potential to find breast abnormalities eight to 10 years before anatomic studies. This allows for a proactive approach to health, which includes diet and lifestyle changes that have been shown to forestall and prevent progression of breast disease.
Today’s women have individual voices as well as a collective voice that says, “I am worthy; I want to be informed and I want to be heard regarding choices about my body.”