Recently I came across a series on how to deal with cancer holistically and that lead to a beautiful coincidence meeting a lovely lady, Angie Lacoste who has dedicated her life to thermal imaging and helping women. I lost my friend to breast cancer when she was 30 nearly 10 years ago… It is still not offered on the NHS to have a regular screening done when you are young. I’m so excited to introduce you to a new, safer way to be checked which gives even younger women hope.
Breast cancer is common these days
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and every woman is at risk of developing it. According to NHS and BreastCancerNow.org, 1 in 7 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, equating to over 55000 women being diagnosed with the disease each year. The risk increases with age and is also higher in women whose close relatives have had the disease however, 85% of all breast cancer cases are where there is no family history(1a).
Who is at risk?
Women without children, and those who have had their first child after age 30, also seem to be at higher
risk(1). Men can also get breast cancer, however, women remain pre-disposed to breast cancer due to their
lifelong exposure to estrogen. 80% of breast cancers are estrogen receptive(1b).
Detection early is vital
As we know – early detection is crucial in saving lives.
We must use every means possible to detect breast cancers when there is the greatest chance for
So why add ThermaVUE® Medical Thermal Imaging to your breast health protocols?
ThermaVUE® uses highly sophisticated infrared cameras to detect and produce high-resolution images of the temperature variations on the skin due to heat being radiated by the body. The images and changes of these patterns provide an accurate and up to date risk assessment of how the body is functioning based on the physiological heat being produced by increased or decreased vascular activity or metabolic changes associated with inflammation in the body.
What is happening in the breasts?
In the breasts, this metabolic activity and vascular circulation in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in normal breast tissue. In an ever-increasing need for nutrients, cancerous tumours increase circulation to their cells by holding open existing blood vessels, opening dormant vessels, and creating new ones – a process called neoangiogenesis. This process frequently results in an increase in regional surface temperatures of the breast.
Why Thermal Imaging?
Because of the extreme sensitivity of the cameras, these temperature variations may be among the earliest signs of breast cancer and/or a pre-cancerous state of the breast (3,6,7,8,9) . Thermal Imaging was approved in 1982 by the FDA in USA as an adjunctive risk assessment for the detection of breast cancer as well as various other vascular diseases and conditions. (www.ThermaVUE.co.uk).
- ThermaVUE® Medical Thermal Imaging
- 100% safe
- Non-invasive, no contact
- No pain, no compression
- No radiation
- Accuracy – no false positives
- Suitable for everyone of any age
- Suitable for women with a pacemaker, dense breasts, implants, those who have undergone surgery and those who fall outside of routine mammograms analysis
- Allows for more frequent imaging to monitor changes and/or healing as a result of treatment and or lifestyle choices (including HRT and removal of Soy and other phytoestrogens from the diet).
- Quick and simple
Medical Thermal Imaging is a physiological test!
However, as Medical Thermal Imaging is a physiological test, it does not have the ability to pinpoint the location or size of a tumour nor can it detect 100% of all cancers. Consequently, Thermal Imaging’s role is in addition (as an adjunct) to structural imaging like mammography, ultrasound, MRI and physical examination, not in lieu of.
Studies show an increase in survival rate when breast thermography and structural imaging like mammography, ultrasound and MRI are used together.
This is particularly good news for all women who have concerns about their breast health.
Since it has been determined that 1 in 7 women will get breast cancer, we must use every means possible to detect cancers early when there is the greatest chance for survival. Simply put, early detection saves lives. Please share this important life-saving information with those you care about.
Thermography is also a safe and effective means to help in the diagnosis of:
- Nervous System Disorders
- Metabolic Disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Headaches, Neck and Back Problems
- TMJ Conditions
- Pain Syndromes
- Vascular Disorders
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Stroke Risk
- And much more(10)
REFERENCES (some courtesy BreastThermography.org)
1.American Cancer Society – Breast Cancer Guidelines and Statistics, 2009-2010
1b.Breast Cancer.org https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/hormone_status/read_results
2. I. Nyirjesy, M.D. et al; Clinical Evaluation, Mammography and Thermography in the Diagnosis of Breast Carcinoma. Thermology, 1986; 1: 170-173.
3. M. Gautherie, Ph.D.; Thermobiological Assessment of Benign and Malignant Breast Diseases. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol., 1983; V 147, No. 8: 861-869.
4. C. Gros, M.D., M. Gautherie, Ph.D.; Breast Thermography and Cancer Risk Prediction. Cancer, 1980; V 45, No. 1: 51-56.
5. P. Haehnel, M.D., M. Gautherie, Ph.D. et al; Long-Term Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk by Thermal Imaging. In: Biomedical Thermology, 1980; 279-301.
6. P. Gamigami, M.D.; Atlas of Mammography: New Early Signs in Breast Cancer. Blackwell Science, 1996.
7. J. Keyserlingk, M.D.; Time to Reassess the Value of Infrared Breast Imaging? Oncology News Int., 1997; V 6, No. 9.
8. P.Ahlgren, M.D., E. Yu, M.D., J. Keyserlingk, M.D.; Is it Time to Reassess the Value of Infrared Breast Imaging? Primary Care & Cancer (NCI), 1998; V 18, No. 2.
9. N. Belliveau, M.D., J. Keyserlingk, M.D. et al ; Infrared Imaging of the Breast: Initial Reappraisal Using HighResolution Digital Technology in 100 Successive Cases of Stage I and II Breast Cancer. Breast Journal, 1998; V 4, No. 4
Who to contact?
Founder and CEO
ThermaVUE® Medical Thermal Imaging
Tel: 0333 772 7749
Mob: 078 5134 6145
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