Our thermography capabilities provide a very early warning of breast cancer, frequently locating a cancer five years before mammography would detect it. Some breast tumors can be increasing slowly in size for up to 20 years before diagnostic tests reveal them.
Thermography can diagnose cancer when they are just starting out, when it is somewhat simple to stop the cancer process. The patient doesn’t have to deal with any x-rays; there isn’t any discomfort or squeezing of the breasts like it is with a mammogram. And mammography usually is less effective with thick breast tissue, thermography is not affected by thick tissue.
The Problem with Mammography
Does mammography work well to find tumors? A few critics do not think so. Seventy percent of women in a Swedish study of 60,000 had false positive tumors. Not only do false positive results cause financial and emotional anxiety, they also result in far too many invasive biopsies that are not even necessary. After biopsy, 70-80% of mammograms that are positive are not cancer.
Mammograms also have a high number of missed tumors or “false negatives”. Samuel S. Epstein, says in his book, The Politics of Cancer, that in females 40 to 49 years old, one out of four cancer cases doesn’t show up on a mammography. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that, among women between the ages of 40 and 49, the false negative is 40 percent, which is even higher. National Institutes of Health spokespeople state that 10 percent of malignant tumors are not detected in mammograms of women over fifty. Studies have indicated that younger women’s breast tissue is denser so detecting tumors is more difficult. This is the reason that false negatives are two times as likely to happen with premenopausal mammograms.
The Risks of Mammogram Radiation
Numerous critics of mammography mention how dangerous radiation is for your health. The controversy over radiation and mammography peaked in 1976. In the past, mammographic technology used five to ten radiation doses for each screening, in contrast to one radiation dose that is used currently. With females around the ages of 35 to 50, every rad makes the chances of developing breast cancer greater, says Dr. Frank Rauscher, current manager of the NCI.
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., says that the risk of getting cancer in your breast probably increases at least two percent yearly when you have breast examinations using radiology. The risk will grow by 20 percent in the next decade. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, females, even the ones who have 10 tests each year, were not notified that it was dangerous to be exposed. In the middle of the radiation controversy in 1976, Kodak, a big creator of the film used for mammography, had whole page advertisements in scientific magazines with the topic “About breast cancer and X-rays: A message of hope from the business about a serious subject.”
Even though technology has improved and the amount of radiation is less, scientists continue to say that a mammography is a big risk. Doctor John W. Gofman, an expert on the health problems of ionizing radiation, approximates around 75 incidences of breast cancer could be prevented by reducing the radiation experience. This consists of mammography, x-rays, and additional medical and dental tests.
Since mammographic tests first came out, the occurrence of a version of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has gone up by 328 percent. Mammography is the presumed to be the reason for two hundred percent of this increase. As well as dangerous radiation, mammography might also contribute to the progression of previously existing cancer cells because of the amount of squeezing put on a female’s breast during this test. In the opinion of some health professionals, this pressure could cause cancer cells that are already there to spread in the breast tissue.
Oncogene AC is a gene that was identified during cancer research and this is very sensitive to even tiny radiation doses. A certain portion of women in the United States have this gene, which elevates their risk of getting cancer from mammography. They believe that mammography will be the cause of death for 10,000 A-T carriers.
Evidently radiation risks for younger women are higher. The NCI showed proof that, in females less than 35 years old, a mammography could create 75 breast cancer conditions for every 15 it diagnoses. One Canadian study showed a 52% rise in breast cancer mortality in young women that have mammograms every year. Dr. Samuel Epstein states that the fetus of pregnant women can be damaged if they are exposed to radiation. He recommends that women avoid mammography while pregnant due to the risks of leukemia and birth defects to the unborn child. In addition, studies have shown that children who are exposed to radiation have a higher chance of developing breast cancer in adulthood.
Thermography can provide a very early warning to breast cancer, frequently locating a cancer five years before mammography would detect it. Avoid the radiation risk and painful squeezing discomfort of conventional mammograms.
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Your body doesn’t have to deal with any x-rays; there isn’t any discomfort or squeezing of the breasts like it is with a mammogram. And while mammography usually is less effective with thick breast tissue, thermography is not affected by thick tissue at all.
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