It may provide the earliest warning
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a test that had the possibility to offer women an early warning?
Angiogenesis, or new blood vessel formation, is necessary to sustain tumor growth. It takes 6-10 YEARS before a woman will feel the resulting lump. Breast Thermography may be able to see this development before a lump is ever felt.
Why Breast Thermography?
Individualized Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Are you personally at greater risk for breast cancer?
Women with a family history are definitely at greater risk, but 75% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Regardless of your family history, if a thermogram is abnormal you run a future risk of breast cancer that is 10 times higher than a first order family history of the disease. Thermography has the ability to provide women with a future risk assessment. If discovered, certain thermographic risk markers can warn a woman that she needs to work closely with her doctor with regular checkups to monitor her breast health.
·A Possible Role in Breast Cancer Prevention
Are there thermal signs of hormone effects in your breasts?
Since an important risk factor for the development of breast cancer may be an imbalance of hormones in the breast, reducing your overall lifetime exposure may play an important role in breast cancer prevention. Certain thermographic signs may suggest the effects of hormones in the breasts. This may be the first marker that alerts your doctor to this possibility. Once your doctor confirms the cause of this, treatment can begin to balance the hormones. In this way, thermography may play a significant role in breast cancer prevention.
Sensitive, Non-Invasive Imaging for Younger Women
Do you know that 15% of all breast cancers occur in women under 45?
This is the most common cancer in women in this age group. Breast cancers in younger women are usually more aggressive and have poorer survival rates. Breast thermography offers younger women a valuable imaging tool that they can add to their regular breast health check-ups beginning with baseline imaging at age 20.
A normal thermogram. Breasts are cool and symmetrical.
Features are symmetrical with moderate vascularity.
Correlated with atypical breast disease processes. Associated with an increased risk of malignant disease.
A "Positive" thermogram with a significant risk for malignant breast disease.
Designates a very high probability of confirming malignant disease.