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LOS ANGELES, CA, January 29, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mammography seems to be failing us as a diagnostic tool. In fact, many women are refusing to get their annual mammogram. The thought of smashing delicate breast tissue and exposing themselves to carcinogenic radiation in order to see if their breasts are healthy, just doesn't seem sensible. This is especially true when considering the error rate of 40% false negative in postmenopausal women, a 60% false negative rate in dense breast women and a 80% false positive. (1) Out of that 80% false positive, many result in unnecessary, invasive surgical procedures without being informed of far less damaging options. There is a better way and a better choice if only women were aware of it.
How Accurate is Thermography and Can We Trust it as a Breast Screening Tool?
Using the strict procedures outlined in the Marseilles Classification Study, the accuracy rate for both false positive and false negative for Standardized Medical Thermography is 9%.(2) This came from a study in 1976, at the Pasteur Institute, in Marseilles France. In this study, top medical doctors in their respective fields, followed 3,000 women for 5 years using the results of the thermography readings, in addition to histology reports to classify the different ratings of: TH-1 through TH-5 with related risk factors for malignancy. It should be noted that only a biopsy with a histology report can give a 100% positive diagnosis of malignant cells.
How to Choose a Thermography Clinic that Follows These Procedures
Here are the factors to establish if a clinic is following Standardized Medical Thermography criteria:
1. Does the clinic take a comprehensive reproductive history and addition to details of any critical health issues?
2. Is the technician qualified to conduct a manual breast exam to recognize palpation of a suspicious lump, dimpling or inverted nipple, Padgett's Disease (breast cancer of the nipple) or inflammatory breast cancer (that doesn't have a lump)? The technician should note details of their findings on patient's intake forms so changes can be monitored.
3. Does the clinic take images before and after performing the autonomic challenge as outlined in the Marseilles Procedures? This is important to distinguish the neo-angeogenic blood vessels (that set up to feed a tumor), from normal blood vessels. The autonomic challenge is acquired by placing patient's hands on ice for 1 minute. A full set of images, frontal and side views at 45 and 90 degrees on both sides, are taken before and after the autonomic challenge. Then the results of the comparison are noted in the report.
4. Does the clinic provide a comprehensive report that notes the difference of specific features that need to be monitored to those of the 'normal' breast? This is essential for monitoring of improvements in these features. [Please see the images below for an example of an abnormal reading that has improved with the necessary details noted on the images for comparison.
5. Does the clinic include with each report a comprehensive consultation to explain the content to the patient? It is very important to go over their report in detail to answer all the patient's questions, address any concerns about features or the patient health and stress factors, thereby being able to provide a Comprehensive Individualized Immune Support Protocol to improve the patient's health.
6. With follow-up thermography sessions and report, does the finding provide a visual comparison with the previous report so the patient can see if the feature of concern has improved or not?
It is time for women to stand up for our right to choose a more accurate and less harmful tool to screen their breasts.
Nancy Gardner is the founder of Thermo-Tech, Inc. She is a Technician of Medical Thermology, Certified at Auburn University by the American Academy of Thermology. Gardner is a pioneer in the field of Medical Thermology offering Comprehensive Thermology Screenings using Standardized Medical Thermography for 25 years. Research from her immune boosting protocols has proven to reverse DCIS and other Atypical Features in 80% of her patients. This study was presented at Auburn University at the American Academy of Thermology's Medical Conference(3) in 2003 and published in the Townsend Letter in 2004. Her published research has been instrumental in saving thousands of women from unnecessary surgical procedures.
Gardner's program offers Comprehensive Breast and Full Body Screening in the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as the Big Island and Kauai. For more information on the location of these screenings see Timeline of Events on website: www.HeatlhyBreasts.Info, For the Protocols for Reversing DCIS or How To Heal a Mammary Duct Infections see Articles in the top menu.
(1) American Cancer Society Annual Statistics of Mammography Accuracy Rate.
(2) Marseilles Classification Study at the Pasteur Institute in Marseilles, France 1976.
(3) Abstract on Research of Immune Support Protocol Study Presented at Auburn University in 2003
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