This Link is a webinar by Dr. Veronique Desaulnier. Besides explaining the differences in 3 imaging modalities, it also goes into detail about manual breast exams and a program that teaches the professionals, now being made available to the public via a training system that comes with a model for learning how to feel lumps.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1993 Nov 30;698:153-8.
Breast thermography is a noninvasive prognostic procedure that predicts tumor growth rate in breast cancer patients.
1Elliott Mastology Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816.
Abstract - click here to read the abstract on this study
EXCERPT: ”The strong relationships of thermographic results with these three growth rate-related prognostic indicators suggest that breast cancer patients with abnormal thermograms have faster-growing tumors that are more likely to have metastasized and to recur with a shorter disease-free interval.”
in Jenny’s MOST EXCELLENT book, you’ll find many early-warning, non-invasive tests not yet being widely used by the medical system (yes there’s a chapter about thermography!). Here she’s telling about a blood test, ENOX2, that she uses to keep her cancer in check. Jenny is an RN who went through conventional treatment for breast cancer and is educating the world about early-warning, non-invasive tests of not only detecting, but managing cancer to keep the “lumps and bumps” (tumors) from showing up.
“Hi, I am Jenny Hrbacek, RN, author of Cancer Free? Are You SURE!
Would you believe me if I told you that it is possible to find cancer when it is as small as the tip of a pin? Would you like to see the lump or bump detection methods become obselete? How about having the opportunity to intervene really early if you or a loved one has cancer? Then READ ON as I share my story.
After receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2009, I experienced first-hand the conventional approach to cancer treatment. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy. But in the chemo rooms, I noticed other people were back a second and third time because their cancer had come back. They, like me, had regular follow up appointments, but by the time the tests used to “monitor their progress” were able to indicate a recurrence, the size of the tumor usually warranted more treatment – more surgery and/or chemo. What happened to the idea of early detection, early enough that you could head off a recurrence or even the initial diagnosis? Is that possible? YES IT IS!
I attended medical conferences and for the first time I learned there are tests available that can spot cancer years before a mammogram, Pap test, or PSA count can. And those tests, which are the most common cancer screening tests, look only for reproductive cancers. What if the cancer is in the pancreas or the bone or the lung – somewhere other than a reproductive organ?
Since 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we need to do better. And we can. It’s just that doctors don’t often tell patients about ALL their options. True early detection tests for cancer exist, and are readily available, if patients know to ask for them. That is why I wrote Cancer Free? Are You SURE!
It has often been said the United States does not have a health care system; we have a disease management system focused on expensive drugs and invasive surgeries.
Through public awareness, let’s ask that the system do more to promote health – not just manage sickness. Let’s make the insurance industry aware of these state-of-the-art tests and that we want medical plans to cover the use of them.”
“Although the rate of detection of large tumors fell after the introduction of screening mammography, the more favorable size distribution was primarily the result of the additional detection of small tumors. Women were more likely to have breast cancer that was overdiagnosed than to have earlier detection of a tumor that was destined to become large. The reduction in breast cancer mortality after the implementation of screening mammography was predominantly the result of improved systemic therapy.”
”Systemic therapy” = drug therapy, including chemotherapy
A note from a client grateful for a benign diagnosis of PASH and for learning ahead of a biopsy that the technician may want to insert a titanium marker to assist mammography technicians to see the area of concern in future mammograms.
Same images in black and white:
This is the sad story of a client who is no longer with us. She came to our clinic for thermography in June of 2018 because she had pain in her right breast yet her recent annual mammogram was negative. She was 66.
Her thermogram showed an area of concern and she was referred back to her primary care provider regarding the site. In September, she came back for another thermal scan which showed an increase in temperature in the area of concern. Again, she was referred back to her primary care provider for more testing. This time, her doctor ordered more imaging which led to a biopsy and a cancer diagnosis.
A few weeks ago I saw her daughter and was shocked to hear that her mother had passed in early March from breast cancer!
According to her daughter, Mom sat with the diagnosis for four months before deciding to do chemotherapy treatment. After a few weeks of chemo, she opted to enter a drug trial. A requirement to qualify for the trial was to not be on chemotherapy, so she stopped chemo and declined rapidly thereafter according to her daughter. Only a few days after beginning the trial, Fran passed away.
I’ll always wonder if her outcome could have been different had she found thermography earlier. Gratitude and condolences to this family - thank you so much for giving us permission to share Fran’s story.
Exceprt from Dr. Moss’ article:
“A high fiber diet boosts immunotherapy for cancer. Melanoma patients had a five-fold greater chance of responding to immune checkpoint drugs when they had a diverse gut microbiome. This could explain why some people respond so well to these drugs, while so many others do not...” Read blog post here or watch the video here .
(Article From TheOrganicPrepper.com)
“An important letter was presented last week to the Senate subcommittee that is discussing federal laws that force parents to vaccinate their children. The statement below is from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and they have come out strongly in opposition to the possibility of federally mandated vaccines.
No matter what your opinion is on vaccinating children, please read this.” Link to article
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