What is Breast Thermography?

reast Thermography is a well known, safe, radiation and compression-free method of assessing a woman’s risk for breast cancer, offering the earliest possible warning that problems may be developing in her breasts.

Thermography, using an infrared camera and high tech computer software, takes images of the temperature and vascular supply in the breasts, based on the scientific principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in a normal breast. The base-line examination will be rated as low, medium, or high risk. Once that is established, thermography is an objective way to evaluate if therapies or lifestyle changes are working to reduce risk of breast cancer. It takes 8-9 years of growth on average for a tumour to be detected by a mammogram, so don’t “wait for the lump”. Be proactive and, in addition to your regular medical breast examinations, consider regular breast screening with thermography; the results could save your life! Thermography is not meant to replace standard detection methods, but when used as a multi-modal approach (clinical examinations, thermography,mammography), peer reviewed studies have shown that 95% of early stage breast cancers can be detected!

Mary Kubisewsky is a breast cancer survivor and Clinic Director of Thermography Clinic Kitchener at 9 Cameron St. N. In Kitchener Ontario. (website: www.thermographyclinic-kw.com). Learn more about Thermography and how to prevent breast cancer on Thursday October 13, from 7-9pm. Call 519-573-6700 to register for this event.

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