Did you know…

… clinical thermography has been in use for over thirty years and more than 8,000 peer-reviewed studies in the medical literature have established thermography as a safe and effective means to examine the human body?

Take a listen to the link on the right to a radio interview with Dr. Alexander Mostovoy, an authority on the use of clinical thermography for breast cancer prevention!

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The Philippine Star: As easy as a snapshot

Here’s a recent article from the Philippine Star describing the use of breast thermography as a risk assessment and early warning tool for monitoring breast health. Use of thermography raises awareness of potential problems so that women become more conscientious about having regular mammograms and undertaking lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of breast cancer. Read the article: As easy as a snapshot

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Report: Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries

Did you know that the cost for cancer care is becoming unsustainable? In my quest to understand why thermography is not accepted as I believe it should be, I came across an article entitled, Cancer care shows ‘culture of excess’ featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)’s online news today discusses a report published in The Lancet Oncology on the unsustainable cost of managing cancer care in developed countries.

The CBC article quotes the authors stating, “In developed countries, cancer treatment is becoming a culture of excess. We overdiagnose, overtreat, and overpromise. This extends from use of complex technology, surgery, and drugs to events related to the acceptance of treatment side-effects.”

The report, published in the current issue of Lancet Oncology, examined cancer care costs in the US, UK, and Australia. It notes that cancer treatments in these countries account for 4%-7% of all healthcare spending, with costs likely only to rise as populations age, treatment costs increase, and treatments become more excessive. As costs rise, treatment becomes inequitable across populations. To shift away from this trend to unsustainability, the report makes two recommendations: reduce the cost of services, or reduce the number of people who need them.

Thermography, a pain free and radiation free measure, aids in the earliest detection of breast cancer. It is effective for all populations, employs sophisticated, yet cost-saving technology, and has absolutely no side effects.

As educated women, one in eight* of us cannot afford to wait for policy changes. Do the research and learn how medical infrared thermography can provide you with a warning system and risk assessment. For more information call me: 585-754-3315

(*Estimated number of American women who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute 2010 FactSheet)

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National Post: MD warns of breast cancer test risks

That’s the title of a July 28 article published in the National Post. This Canadian article examines scientific and political reasons for the current guidelines for early breast-cancer screening using mammography. The writer states that the risks of over-diagnosis from mammograms outweigh the benefits. The risks arise from several fronts. First, the overuse of mammography itself: in the US, an advisory board of doctors and scientists recommended that women who are not at abnormal risk of developing breast cancer start routine mammograms at age 50 instead of age 40. Second, that statistics show 1,900 women aged 39-49 would need a mammogram every year for 10 years to prevent one breast cancer death. 1,339 women aged 50-59 would need annual screening to save one life, and 377 women aged 60-69 would need an annual screening to save a life. Third, that diagnoses resulting from mammography often result in needless mastectomies and lumpectomies. Fourth, that political and economic reasons are behind the current status quo. If you read the article, you’ll read that at best the benefits are unclear: MD warns of breast cancer test risks

As an adjunct to mammography, consider thermography. Because thermography picks up underlying functional changes to the way blood flows in your breasts, you have a much earlier signal that something may be amiss. You have time to monitor changes, take earlier preventive measures, and hopefully avoid needing to consider more drastic measures.

If you’re reading this, great! Being informed helps you make good health choices for yourself and your loved ones.

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