According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breast cancer takes the lives of over 40,000 women each year. What’s even more shocking is that 1 in 8 women will develop some form of breast cancer in their life, whether it’s invasive or not. The answer to dealing and treating breast cancer is to keep a proactive attitude towards regular screenings and checkups. The sooner it’s detected, the easier it will be to treat.
The fact is that there’s no substitution for a mammogram. This high-powered x-ray machine is designed specifically for locating cancerous masses in the breast. In essence, it’s helped to save the lives of countless individuals over the years, which is why it should be an integral part of your routine checkups. However, there’s also a monitoring and detection method available known as as thermography. Although it’s still relatively new, thermogprahy has proven to be quite effective at detecting breast cancer.
So, you might be wondering how exactly theromography is able to detect breast cancer. If so, let me explain – it uses thermographic cameras (hence the name) to create digital infrared images of the human body. Also known as “tele-thermology,” there’s no physical contact between the device and individual having the procedure down. One of the biggest complaints among women seeking to have mammograms performed is the extreme pressure and discomfort it causes. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with thermography, as there’s no physical contact between the device and the skin.
There are some other notable differences between mammograms and thermography that shouldn’t go unnoticed. A mammogram is designed to detect cancerous masses and lumps within the breast tissue through its high-powered x-ray screening process. On the other hand, thermography uses infrared imaging to detect heat and blood flow in the breast and surrounding issue.
The reason why breast thermography is an effective tool for detecting cancer lies in its ability to pick up heat signatures. When a cancerous tumor or mass ages, it also becomes warmer, sometimes even developing its own blood supply. Thermography is designed specifically for detecting these characteristics, making it a highly valuable tool in screening for cancer. Even small masses that just a couple millimeters in diameter will emit a heat signature that’s warmer than normal.
Of course, you shouldn’t substitute regular mammogram screenings for thermography. When it comes to detecting cancer, you should use every tool at your disposal; therefore, it’s recommended that you seek to have both thermography and mammograms performed for optimal detection. Keeping a regular routine with both of these procedures being done will allow you detect any potential masses at an earlier stage.
You can have thermography performed in the comfort of the chiropractor’s office. They have both the equipment and skills necessary to accurately perform breast thermography. If you are interested in having one performed, call and schedule an appointment today. They’ll sit down and discuss any possible concerns you may have regarding the procedure before going through with it.Share