What is thermography?

“It is the only screening method available that measures physiological changes over time, whereas other screening methods measure anatomical or structural changes. Thermography can provide early detection of the disease process which can increase chances for a healthier outcome. Thousands of people have taken advantage of this clinical screening, and is supported by over 30 years of research and over 800 published medical studies.”

  • In 1982, the FDA approved breast thermography as an adjunct diagnostic breast cancer screening procedure
  • Of the extensive research conducted since the late 1950’s, well over 300,000 women have been included as study participants
  • The size of the studies are very large: 10k, 37k, 60k, 85k
  • Some studies have followed participants up to 12 years
  • Strict standardized interpretation protocols have been established for 15 years to remedy problems with early research.
  • Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 95%
  • An abnormal thermogram is 10 times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history
  • A persistent abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22x higher risk of future breast cancer
  • Extensive clinical trials have shown that breast thermography significantly augments the long term survival rates of its recipients by as much as 61%. When used as a multimodal approach (clinical exam +mammography+thermography), 95% of early stage cancers will be detected.

Sourced from http://thermographyfirst.com/facts/

Published by Stacy

I've created the blog to inspire and educate others on my journey living with multiple sclerosis and avenues taken in search of improving my quality of life. Every now and then other subjects are included such as education, finance, economics, and current events. Laughing and dancing fuels me while music and prayers drive me!

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