Always, at the forefront of the daily news, there is talk of breast cancer. The numbers are rising! The gold standard for screening, mammography isn’t preventative and may even be considered a causative factor. Once a breast tumor is found on a mammogram, it has already been growing for years. Most women are not aware of this. Breast cancer cells double in a ninety day period which means that by the time it is large enough to be seen on a mammogram, it has already doubled approximately 32 times.
At Thermography Center of Memphis, we offer radiation-free and compression-free screening of the breast (and body). Breast thermography can detect neo-angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels in a tumor. These blood vessels develop to provide a tumor with nutrients to grow. These vascular changes can show up at an early stage when lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and optimizing vitamin and mineral levels can change the course of the abnormal growth’s progression.
Breast cancer awareness month is coming up. Breast cancer has touched us all at some point in our lives so we are all very much aware. What we need now is prevention. Early detection is important, but prevention is the key. Be smart and be proactive with your breast health. Your breast health is in your hands!