RESPECT

I HATE Breast Cancer.

To stop cancer,
we first have to find it

Mammography, Thermal Imaging, and Breast Cancer

Mammograms are the most common approach, but are they any good? Thermal Imaging is becoming more common. Is it any better?

Thermal Imaging provides the earliest, most accurate
detection of breast cancer.

 

This Isn’t Our Opinion

“Over 40 years of research and 800 indexed papers encompassing well over 300,000 women participants has demonstrated infrared imaging’s abilities in the early detection of breast cancer. Infrared imaging has distinguished itself as the earliest detection technology for breast cancer. It has the ability to signal an alarm that a cancer may be forming up to 10 years before any other procedure can detect it.” The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 2006

Summary of research on breast cancer detection: Breast Cancer Screening Research

 

It is time for a cancer screening technology
that treats women with respect
and actually does what it is supposed to do:
Find breast Cancer!

 

Researchers support thermography for breast cancer detection.

Nowadays, breast thermograms are widely used for the accurate detection of breast cancer. Thermography is a promising screening tool because it is able to diagnose breast cancer at least ten years in advance [of mammograms]. (Sree et al., 2011)

Statistical analysis of the data has shown a probability of a correct mammographic finding in 85% of the cases (sensitivity of 85%, specificity of 84%) and a probability of a correct thermographic finding in 92% of the cases (sensitivity of 100%, specificity of 79%). As breast cancer remains the most prevalent cancer in women and thermography exhibited superior sensitivity, we believe that thermography should immediately find its place in the screening programs for early detection of breast carcinoma, in order to reduce the sufferings from this devastating disease. (Kolaric et al., 2013)

 

As effective for younger women as for older women.
Women aged 30 and older should get
thermography screenings for breast cancer.

 

Question

Mammography

Thermography

What percentage of cancer cases does it find? (higher is better)

79% (43%–88.5%, depending on age / tissue density)

90%
(83%–100%)

What percentage of cancer cases does it miss? (lower is better)

21%
(6%–46% depending on age / tissue density)

9%

How often are suspicious findings NOT cancer? (lower is better)

71%–95.7%
(depending on level of screening)

10%–30%

How many women will get breast cancer caused by screenings? (lower is better)

0.1% of women
45,557 women, aged 40 – 80 will get breast cancer from mammograms

0% of women
0 women get breast cancer from thermal imaging

Which screening technology offers earlier detection?

 

Thermography
by 6–10 years

One doctor’s own story:


(skip to 2:30 for research on mammograms; skip to 6:40 for research on thermography)

 

Thermal Imaging:
The right technology to find breast cancer.

 

 

What the major proponents of mammography say.

The false negative rate [the mammogram missed finding the cancer] is 40% among women ages 40 to 49. (National Cancer Institute)

Mammograms miss 10% of malignant tumors in women over 50. (National Institute of Health)

…the majority of women with an abnormal mammogram do not have cancer [potentially 80% of cases]…. (American Cancer Society)

Of all breast cancers detected by screening mammograms, up to 54% are estimated to be results of overdiagnosis. (National Cancer Institutes)

Among women under 35, mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies. (National Cancer Institute)

Theoretically, annual mammograms in women aged 40 to 80 years may cause up to one breast cancer per 1,000 women [about 45,500 cases of cancer]. (National Cancer Institute)

 

Mammography Thermography
  • Inaccurate and ineffective, particularly for younger women
  • Cannot identify pre-cancer indicators
  • Incomplete imaging of breasts, no imaging of surrounding tissue
  • Potentially harmful radiation
  • Painful

mammogram.cancer

How a mammogram sees a dense tissue mass in a compressed breast, which could be caused by many conditions, from birth control pills to benign cysts.

  • Portrays exactly what the body is doing, regardless of age
  • Identifies pre-cancer indicators by examining the body as a system
  • Complete imaging of breasts and torso
  • Harmless and completely safe
  • Painless

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How a thermogram sees an active response to cancer in a specific location, with heat indicating increased blood flow and high metabolic rate of cancer cells: plus conditions of surrounding breast and chest tissue.

 

Screening for breast cancer with mammography is unjustified. Either…

  1. For every 1,000 women screened biennially throughout 12 years, one breast cancer death is avoided whereas the total number of deaths increased by six, or
  2. There is no reliable evidence that screening decreases breast-cancer mortality.

(Gøtzsche & Olsen, 2000, The Lancet: Based on analysis of Sweden Breast Cancer study and meta-analysis of research into reductions of mortality through mammograms)

 

And one more comparison…

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