This year, over 192,000
women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US
A change from sole dependence upon procedures that only provide detection of existing cancers to technologies that reflect the early cancerous process itself would provide women with true screening.
If a significant change in breast cancer mortality is to be realized, we have to rethink what screening tests truly are. Are we currently providing "screening" or "detection"? A critical look at what we are providing women must be made. A change from sole dependence upon procedures that only provide detection of existing cancers to technologies that reflect the early cancerous process itself would provide women with true screening. If there were a method of very early detection, a procedure that would act as an early warning system, women would have the fighting chance they need to win this battle. What is needed is a biological risk marker. A biological risk marker would be able to turn these grave statistics around, as aggressive tissues would be detected before they were able to invade the rest of the , body. Women now have access to a unique technology that can give them this early warning; a procedure called Breast Thermography.
An unprecedented level of early detection can be realized when thermography is added to a woman's regular breast health care. It has been found that an abnormal thermographic image is the single most important sign of high risk for developing breast cancer, 10 times more significant than a first order family history of the disease. Studies show that this technology has the ability to warn a woman that a cancer may be forming up to 10 years before any other test can detect it. This gives breast thermography not only the ability to detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage, but to also act as a biological marker warning a woman about her own unique level of future risk for breast cancer.
Studies show that breast thermography has the ability to warn a woman that a cancer may be forming up to 10 years before any other test can detect it.
Another benefit of this technology
is its role in primary breast cancer prevention. Breast thermography
has the added ability to observe the influence of hormones on the
breasts. Research has determined that the single greatest
risk factor for the future development of breast cancer is lifetime
exposure of the breasts to estrogen. In which case, controlling the
influence of estrogen on the breasts would be the single greatest
method of primary breast cancer prevention. When hormone
activity in the breast is dominated by estrogen, a specific type of
infrared image is produced; thus, warning the patient of this
condition. Once this is identified, a woman can take a significant
pro-active role in prevention. With this information in hand many
doctors start their patients on a regimen of progesterone cream applied
directly to the breasts. The progesterone enters the breast tissue
and counteracts the effects of estrogen. Using follow up infrared
imaging, the treatment can be monitored and changed if necessary to
meet the needs of each woman's own unique physiology. Once the hormone
balance has been restored to the breasts, a woman's overall breast
cancer risk is greatly reduced. The Lifesaving implication of having
this knowledge is incredible.
With the incidence of breast cancer steadily rising in women under 40, an effort to provide some form of accurate screening test is needed in this age group. Very early detection is especially important since breast cancers in younger women are commonly more aggressive resulting in lower survival rates. Current screening procedures have proven to be inaccurate in women in this age group due to breast tissue density and other factors. These issues, however, do not affect thermography. With this technology, women under 40 now have a safe and objective screening method that they can add to their regular breast health check ups.
Breast thermography is a high-tech
non-invasive screening procedure designed to be used by women of all
ages. The technology has been thoroughly researched for over 30 years
and is FDA approved for use in breast cancer screening. Its unique
ability to playa significant role in prevention is an impressive added
benefit. Unfortunately, at this time there are too few qualified clinical
thermography centers worldwide. However, with the increasing demand
for breast thermography, recognized educational organizations, such
as the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, are actively
seeking personnel for training as certified technicians. It is their
goal to provide women with greater access to this lifesaving technology.
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