BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS

THERMOGRAPHY

BREAST THERMOGRAPHY by Dr Valerie Quijano

Breast thermography offers women information that no other procedure can provide. Thermography is a breast health, risk-assessment tool that uses medical infrared imaging to detect temperature changes in breast tissue. Thermography is safe for women of all ages. Thermal imaging does NOT replace other breast cancer screening tools, but offers an adjunctive resource that women can add to their routine breast care regimen. The greatest single risk factor for the development of breast cancer is lifetime exposure of the breasts to estrogen. Certain thermographic signs may suggest the effects of hormones in the breast tissue. Once confirmed by your doctor, treatment can begin to balance the hormones. In this way, thermography may play a significant role in breast cancer prevention.