Thermograms Can Detect Tumor Cells
as Much as 8-10 years Before Mammograms*
The cells of an average growing cancer take 8-10 years to grow to about the size of a pea (about 1 cm) and most often does not appear in a mammogram if any smaller than this.*
It can take years for a mass or tumor to grow large enough to be seen by a mammogram.
Active Tumor Cells Can Double in Number Every 90 Days
Source: Buchanan JB,et al. Tumor growth, doubling times, and inability of the radiologist to diagnose certain cancers.Radiol Clin N Am. 1983; 21:115-26It
This hypothetical chart is very representative of an average growth pattern of the typical slow growing breast tumor. Most doctors agree and even tell their breast cancer patients that they have had the growth for 8 or 10 years*.
Flow Chart Showing How Thermography Can be Used to Monitor Breast Health
Mammograms are a good tool for determining the exact location of a developed tumor, but mammograms are not an early warning system. The real danger of breast cancer is whether or not it has spread to a vital organ. If it is going to spread, it has had many years to do so before detectable by a mammogram.
Breast Self Examination Guide
Thermography detects the blood supply that feeds a tumor. By establishing a thermographic baseline and monitoring each year for any increased blood supply to breasts, tumors will be apparent in their infancy. This early detection of change can lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment options as well as the opportunity for patients and their healthcare practitioners to intervene at earlier stages with preventative treatment.
Thermography gives you the ability to detect changes at any stage in the development, from the first year through to when a tumor is dense enough to be seen with mammography.
*Dangers and Unreliability of Mammography: Breast Examination is a Safe, Effective, and Practical Alternative by Samuel S. Epstein, Rosalie Bertell, and Barbara Seaman, International Journal of Health Services, 31(3):605-615, 2001