Thermography as Prevention

Thermography offers another surprising benefit. Not only does it detect breast cancer at very early stages, it can also help prevent the development of breast cancer.

So is the thermography procedure itself therapeutic? No. But thermography can identify hormonal risk factors that play a part in the development of breast cancer.

In a woman’s life the total amount of time that her breasts are exposed to estrogen contributes the greatest to the risk of development of breast cancer. Therefore, the best step in prevention may be normalizing the balance of the hormones in the breast.

Infrared imaging will reveal a specific type of image when estrogen influence on the breast dominates over the progesterone influence. Doctors can use this information and have their patients apply a natural progesterone cream to their breasts.

Follow-up imaging will help determine the effectiveness of this re-balancing of the hormones.

In our stressful culture the adrenal glands often “steal” the progesterone made by the ovaries to turn it into adrenal hormones to keep us alive. After all the body does have a priority and utilizes the resources that we provide to it to do the very best it can for us. So if we stress ourselves so much that we would collapse, the body has to make that decision to support us by stealing the progesterone to make more necessary hormones.

However, that leaves us with an estrogen dominated influence on our cells that may lead to cancer and other problems.

Therefore, supplementing with natural progesterone under a doctor’s wise care can be quit beneficial. But it also behooves us to consider removing as much stress from our lives as we possibly can.

Doctors can follow the effects of progesterone counteracting the estrogen effects on the breast tissue with thermography and alter the treatment as needed. This hormonal rebalancing greatly decreases a woman’s overall breast cancer risk, an amazing bit of life saving information.

Since women 40 and under tend to be under the most stress with raising families and working, they are the ones who tend to generate the “progesterone steal syndrome” in their bodies. Unfortunately the incidence of breast cancer in the less than 40 age group has been increasing. Perhaps the estrogen dominance resulting from the “progesterone steal syndrome” has greatly influenced the rising incidence of breast cancer in younger women.

Accurate screening for breast cancer is desperately needed for women under the age of 40 years. The current methods used to screen have been much less accurate in this age group due to the dense breasts of younger women (and other factors). Detecting the very early stages of cancer becomes extremely important since the breast cancers in this age group tend to be much more aggressive which decreases the survival rate.

Fortunately the density of the breasts does not affect the thermography results. So, younger women now have a safer and more objective screening method that helps detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

Dr. Len Saputo, MD says in his article “Beyond Mammography” Thermology, 1986, Volume 1, 170-73. (18):

“There is an abundance of scientific evidence supporting that breast thermography is the most sensitive and accurate way to identify women with breast cancer, especially in women under the age of 55, where it causes the most devastating loss of life.

For women over 55, breast thermography is an important adjunct to clinical breast examination and mammography, as this combination has been documented to increase identification of breast cancers to 98 percent.

Because of its low cost and high degree of sensitivity and accuracy, all women who want to be screened for breast cancer should begin having breast thermograms beginning at age 25. Clearly, there are situations that warrant the use of other modalities such as mammography, ultrasound, MRI, PET scanning, nipple aspirations, or biopsy, and these valuable tools should continue to be used in clinical practice along with breast thermography.”

Take note: Like Dr. Saputo, other Clinical Thermologists agree that thermography should be used along with all of the other tests noted above to detect breast cancer at its earliest stage.


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