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Breast thermography is being touted by some health care providers, on their websites, as an alternative to mammography and promoting the fact that there’s no radiation exposure and no painful compression of the breast with thermography.
The rationale behind using the device lies in the belief that breast cancers have increased metabolic activity and will result in higher temperatures compared with the rest of the breast, according to the Society for Breast Imaging, which does not support use of the device.
The FDA has firmly stated that thermography shouldn’t be used as a replacement screen for mammography. “Thermography, which creates an infrared …
The biggest change a diagnosis of breast cancer brings is the loss of feeling in control of your life, your body, your future.
All of a sudden we are casting about for ways to feel in control once again. Our fear, our anger, our confusion only compound our feelings of being out of control now that our body has let us down. We are being challenged to find the coping mechanisms that will get us through the anxiety of diagnostic tests to determine the size, location and possible spread of our breast cancer. We need the presence of mind to get …