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Cold Stressing Breasts And Why Don’t We Do It Anymore And The Thermal Rating System

Cold stress testing of the breast was performed on the assumption that thermography would identify angiogenesis and that angiogenesis could be correlated with the development and existence of breast cancer. This can be possible if a number of factors are present but there are too many variables that we now know make this an unreliable

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Mammograms Don’t Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

We’ve been saying this for a while now: Mammograms simply don’t crack it when it comes to saving lives. In fact, studies have shown that for every 2,000 women over the age of 50 who are screened every year for a decade with this archaic and painful screening method, approximately one breast cancer death is

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When A Train Is Not A Boat, And A Row Boat Is Not A Luxury Liner

Why Mammography cannot be compared with breast thermography. I have recently seen the media go crazy with a study that was done at Bryn Mawr Hospital comparing mammography and thermography for breast cancer detection. The thermal images in the study failed to impress those conducting the study. And so we see multiple headlines about mammography

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Psych Effects Linger After False Positive Mammograms

Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, and save lives. But they can also lead to false alarms that take a heavy psychological toll, a new study found. The Danish study of more than 1,300 women found that those who received “false positive” results on their screening mammograms reported symptoms of anxiety and depression that still

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Breast Cancer Cells Gorge On Sugar

Breast Cancer Campaign Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that breast cancer cells leach sugar from the blood stream and have found a new way to target cells providing an alternative treatment for chemotherapy resistant breast cancer. The treatment exploits a novel link, identified by the scientists, between sugar processing in the cells

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Watchful Waiting Best for Low-Risk Breast Lesions

A new study shows that slow-growing breast lesions classified as “probably benign” commonly found with ultrasound screenings can be safely re-evaluated in 12 months instead of being immediately followed up with unnecessary biopsies and exams. Current guidelines suggest that such lesions should be followed up either with a biopsy or with a short-term follow-up, but

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Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

Device Detects Warmth in Joints — Early Sign of Inflammation A diagnostic device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign

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Who Should have a Breast Thermography Test?

All women can benefit from breast thermography screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 – 50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’

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