Early detection of breast cancer is essential for optimizing a woman’s ability not only to survive, but also to thrive. The more lead time a woman has, the more power she has to take charge of the situation, to stop the growth or spread of cancer, and to heal on every level, through any number of conventional and alternative breast cancer treatments – from surgery and radiation, to diet and lifestyle modification.
Limitations and Risks of Mammograms
Conventional tools for breast cancer prevention include breast exams and mammograms. While mammograms are relatively effective in breast cancer detection, they are unable to identify the presence of cancer in dense breasts, and therefore are fairly useless to young women. In addition, scientific research has indicated that the ionizing radiation of mammograms actually may cause cancer. Lastly, while mammograms can be effective in detecting breast cancer once it has formed, they are unable to identify breast tissue “terrain” that is likely to develop cancer, without yet having done so.
Given these limitations and risks, many women are seeking options. Breast thermography – which is FDA-approved as an adjunctive breast cancer screening test – is the most compelling addition to mammograms, as validated by hundreds of scientific studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Extensive clinical trials have shown that
breast thermography improves long-term survival by as much as 61%.
Advantages of Thermograms
Here’s how breast thermography works: As cancer cells develop and form into a tumor, they open existing blood vessels and create new ones, ever-hungry for nutrients. All this activity leads to a temperature increase on the surface of the breast – extra “heat” that is detectable through infrared thermography. For this reason, breast thermography is able to identify not only the presence of a tumor, but also the activity leading up to the development of that tumor. This information gives women extra time to adopt natural cancer prevention strategies that may result in avoiding breast cancer altogether, or in the early stages of a small tumor, may prevent breast cancer from spreading.
Unlike mammograms, breast thermograms are equally effective with all breast densities and on breasts that have been surgically altered. In addition, breast thermograms are useful not only for breast cancer screening,but also for monitoring any suspicious findings from other tests – ultrasounds, mammograms, physical exams, and so on. That’s because breast thermograms are like infrared fingerprints of the breast. The only time a breast thermogram image will change is when the blood flow changes, which in turn may indicate an abnormality.
View Case Studies
Dr. LeRoy has performed comprehensive breast exams and breast thermograms on thousands of women – effectively helping them prevent or get early treatment for breast cancer. View “normal” and “abnormal” breast thermograms from Dr. LeRoy’s case studies, to see clearly how breast thermography may aid in the early detection of breast cancer. Please be advised that these photos are graphic images of breasts, both with and without tumors. View breast thermography case studies now.