Breast Thermography: A Safe Alternative to Mammograms

Breast Thermography is safe procedure that avoids radiation and painful compression of mammograms.

At one time, getting an annual mammogram was the norm for women who reached a certain age. As women began to become more informed and empowered, they began to be concerned about their experience with mammograms. They questioned if the effectiveness and validity was worth the anxiety, pain, and radiation, and looked for other options. Breast thermography is a holistic and safe alternative to mammograms with no reported elements of concern or side effects. 

Mammograms and Radiation Exposure

A 2016 study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine in 2016 states: “Exposure to ionizing radiation from repeated mammography examinations may increase breast cancer risk.” It is very difficult to know how many women have mammogram induced breast cancer and even harder to know how many of those cancer cases lead to death, but another study also published in The Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that: “Models estimated 2 to 11 screening-related deaths from radiation-induced cancer per 100,000 women using digital mammography, depending on age and screening interval.”

While these numbers are low, the number of deaths associated with thermography is even lower, at zero, since it is a risk-free procedure. Other research has shown that the cumulative radiation from annual mammograms adds risk for the population of women who are already in high-risk categories (such as those carrying a genetic mutation.) This is because these high-risk women have been told to start having mammograms at an earlier age than non-high risk women so they have been receiving even higher levels of radiation over their lifetimes.

Mammograms and Associated Pain

The necessary compression of a mammogram is more than just uncomfortable and can even be severe for a woman with sensitive breast tissue. There are also concerns that compressing the breast too tightly can cause malignant cell to spread. Thermography is a natural breast screening procedure that is non-invasive, compression-free and pain-free. It is a similar experience to having your picture taken.

Mammograms, Implants and Dense Breasts

Both the presence of breast implants and dense breasts are problematic for mammograms, whose images are impeded by either the implant or the dense tissue, making it difficult to identify the presence of a growth. While thermography does not “see” structures, the images it captures are not affected by dense breast tissue or implants.

Passive vs. Active Participation in Healing

Mammogram screening does not typically include an education component, which encourages women to be active participants in their own health care. Thermography screening comes from a holistic point of view and encourages the patient to take responsibility for their own preventive care including diet, exercise, stress management and other lifestyle factors shown to be associated with breast cancer risk.

Thermography is a holistic alternative to mammograms that has the ability to identify an abnormality forming in the breast at an early stage when early diagnosis and treatment can be initiated. Thermography provides valuable information that other imaging procedures cannot provide.

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Thermography can detect early signs of the development of disease in the body such as formation of tumors and breast cancer as well as periodontal and heart disease. Thermal imaging scans performed with experience and expertise can allow you to identify and understand potential health issues today rather than years from now when it can be too late to treat.

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