Thermography is a safe and painless FDA-approved breast screening. The procedure is performed using an infrared camera, which detects heat variations in the breast area. A regular mammography involves radiation exposure, while a thermography only uses infrared lights.
If you have detected lumps in the breast area, you should get a mammography, an ultrasound or a thermography. Thermography is able to identify smaller lumps that may be cancerous. The early detection of cancer can lead to a successful treatment and complete elimination of the tumor. The thermography test will not establish if the lump is cancerous, but can detect its presence. The doctor has to perform a biopsy to be able to establish if the lump is a malignant tumor.
2. Breast Cancer
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, getting a thermography can be less harmful when compared to a mammography or PET scan, because you are not exposed to unnecessary radiation.
3. Routine Testing
Specialists recommend that women over 40 get a mammography once every two years. However, the exposure to radiation is not beneficial and studies have shown that the cumulative exposure can increase the risks of breast cancer. Replacing a mammography with a thermography can remove undesired radiation exposure.
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