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Thermography ~ Did You Know…SOME INTERESTING FACTOIDS…
• Breast Thermography was approved by the FDA in 1982 as an adjunctive breast cancer screening procedure.
• Over 30-years of research compiling over 800 peer-reviewed studies on breast thermography exist in the index-medicus literature.
• Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women.
• Nearly 41,000 women die of Breast Cancer every year in the U.S. and and every year more and more young women are being diagnosed.
• Over 2,000 men are also affected by Breast Cancer.
• Out of some 800,000 biopsies that are done every year, over 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer… the rest are benign lumps.
• There is more than one type of breast cancer; you DO NOT need a lump to have breast cancer (IBC).
• Although rare, implants have been known to rupture during mammography and it is very difficult to image breast tissue through implants.
• Mammograms have a harder time detecting breast cancer on women with dense breast tissue (typically younger women)
• “…since mammographic screening was introduced in 1983, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which represents 12% of all breast cancer cases, has increased by 328%, and 200% of this increase is due to the use of mammography. This increase is for all women: Since the inception of widespread mammographic screening, the increase for women under the age of 40 has gone up over 3000%.”
• Once a tumor has grown to a sufficient size, detectable by either a mammogram or physical examination, it has been growing for several years and achieved more than 25 doubles of the malignant cell colony.
• According to a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine, CT screening (also known as CAT scan) has never been approved by the FDA for screening any part of the body for any specific disease. Further more, CT exposes patients to higher levels of radiation than most doctors realize. In fact, 75% of surveyed radiologists and emergency room physicians “significantly underestimated the radiation dose from a CT scan”. For instance, a CT scan of the abdomen exposes patients to 500 times the radiation produced during a single chest X-ray.
• You have the right to investigate other safe screening methods, such as Thermography.
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