What the Doctors are Saying
Women need to know that breast thermography is a promising and safe technology that is a welcome addition to helping women create breast health.
Christiane Northrup, M.D. Acclaimed Author and Leading Expert in Women’s Health
Every woman should include breast thermography as part of their regular breast heath care. I have recommended the use of this technology extensively over the years in my newsletter. Thermography has the unique ability to “map” the individual thermal fingerprint of a woman’s breasts. Any change in this map over the course of months and years can signal an early indication of possible tumors or other abnormalities. In fact, studies have shown that an abnormal infrared image is the single most important indicator of high risk for developing breast cancer.
Susan M. Lark, M.D. Distinguished Author and Leading Expert in Women’s Health
For years, I’ve been looking for a test to offer my patients who refuse mammograms. Some are concerned about cumulative radiation and complications from compression, and others have personal reasons for refusing this test. Yet, to do nothing is to put their heads in the sand, and this doesn’t save lives... I found in my research, and personally, that thermography can help a woman take a possible pre-cancerous condition and turn it around. It supports mammography and provides additional information. Prevention is the gold standard of health care. In my opinion, breast thermography should be part of every woman’s yearly exam to help prevent breast cancer, and for early detection.
Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D Editor, Women’s Health Letter
The use of computerized medical infrared imaging for breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and as a high risk and prognostic indicator leads to both earlier detection of breast cancer and increases the overall survival of breast cancer patients.
Robert Elliot, M.D., Ph.D.
Comprehensive Breast Care Specialist
Founder and Director
EEH Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center
President - American Mastology Association
Infrared imaging of the breast should be an integral part of any breast cancer screening program due to its value as an independent risk factor for breast cancer and its value as a prognostic indicator.
Jonathan Head, Ph.D.
Tumor Cell Biologist and Pioneer in Breast Cancer Vaccines
Director of Research
EEH Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Associate Professor of Biochemistry - Tulane University
My patients are overjoyed to find out about how breast thermography can help them maintain their breast health. Not only can the test pick up abnormalities long before they manifest via mammography, but it can also detect patterns of estrogen dominance, a possible precursor to breast cancer, which we can then work to change by balancing a woman’s hormone profile naturally. And it’s so simple and painless... I feel that is it important for every woman to have regular breast thermograms.
Carol Knight, M.D.
Private Practice - Women's Health
The Biomedical Handbook says: “In 1982 FDA approved Thermography as an adjunctive Breast screening procedure. Breast Thermography has the ability to detect the first signs of a tumor that may be forming up to 10 years before other procedures can detect it. The greatest evidence supporting the underlying principle of thermal imaging regarding cancerous tumors surrounds the well-documented recruitment of existing vascularity and diagnosis. Conclusion - thermography has the ability to signal an alarm that cancer may be forming up to 10 years before other procedures can.”
There is no solid evidence proving that mammograms help save women’s lives. Studies show that having an annual mammogram along with the physical examination of your breasts does not lead to an improved survival rate compared to physical examination alone... If this is the case, what can you do to lower your breast cancer risk? A Radiation-free diagnostic tool called thermal imaging or thermography, which creates a digital map of your body, illustrating heat patterns that may detect some condition or abnormality using a scanning- type infrared camera that measures your body’s surface temperature. Thermography can increase your chances of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages by locating irregular patterns in the breast – conditions that occur before a noticeable lump is formed...
Dr. Mercola highly recommends thermograms because they benefit all women, are quick and non-invasive, make no contact with the body, and provides more financial savings than conventional diagnostic tools. Aside from breast cancer, thermography screenings can also help detect many other conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, neck and back pain, sinus issues, dental issues, immune dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, etc.
Infrared imaging, based more on process than structural changes, and requiring neither contact, compression, radiation nor venous access, provides pertinent and practical complimentary information to both clinical examination and mammography. Quality controlled abnormal infrared images heighten our index of suspicion in cases where clinical or mammographic findings are equivocal or nonspecific and signal the need for further investigation rather than observation. With the addition of infrared imaging, our sensitivity of image detection has increased from 83% to 93%.
John Keyserlingk, M.D., Ph.D.
Ville Marie Breast and Oncology Center
Department of Oncology - St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec