With thermography, a thermal imaging camera captures the amount of heat on the body’s surface. It’s then translated to a digital image seen immediately on a computer. Because it uses different colors to represent different amounts of heat—each color is different by half a degree—the resulting image looks a lot like a topographical map. Thermography is a non-invasive test—there is no compression of the breasts and no radiation. The thermographer does not need to touch your breast to take the images making it more comfortable for the patient. A certified, medical thermologist then reads and interprets the thermogram looking for symmetrical heat patterns. Even subtle differences from one side to the other are easily identified, which can indicate very early physiologic changes in the tissue, cancerous or precancerous tissue, or other anomalies. These early screenings pick up abnormalities long before a mammogram can detect a change in tissue and allow for early intervention.
“I want women to know that a sane approach is not only available, it’s also effective… it’s also entirely possible to improve your thermography results over time by supplementing, exercising, and following a lifestyle that doesn’t promote cellular inflammation. I encourage women everywhere to look into thermography and to take a sane approach that promotes breast health proactively.” Dr. Christine Northrup, MD author of The Wisdom of Menopause
Thermography VS Mammograms
Thermography is completely safe – Mammograms increase your risk of breast cancer through radiation exposure
“As the controversy heated up in 1976, it was revealed that the hundreds of thousands of women were never told the risk they faced from the procedure (mammogram) (ibid.). Young women faced the greatest danger. In the thirty-five- to fifty-year-old age group, each mammogram increased the subject’s chance of contracting breast cancer by 1 percent, according to Dr. Frank Rauscher, then director of the National Cancer Institute” (New York Times, August 23, 1976). The Cancer Industry by Ralph W Moss, page 24
Thermography does not compress the breast tissue – Mammograms compress breast tissue which could cause cancer cells to metastasize.
“In addition to exposing a woman to harmful radiation, the mammography procedure may help spread an existing mass of cancer cells. During a mammogram, considerable pressure must be placed on the woman’s breast, as the breast is squeezed between two flat plastic surfaces. According to some health practitioners, this compression could cause existing cancer cells to metastasize from the breast tissue”