The following post was kindly submitted by Mary Kubisewsky, a breast cancer survivor and Clinic Director ofThermography Clinic Kitchener.
Breast Thermography is a well known safe, radiation and compression free method of assessing a woman’s risk for breast cancer offering the earliest possible warning that problems may be developing in her breasts. Thermography using an infrared camera and high tech computer software, takes images of the temperature and vascular supply in the breasts, based on the scientific principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in a normal breast.
The base-line examination will be rated as low, medium, or high risk. Once that is established, thermography is an objective way to evaluate if therapies or life style changes are working to reduce risk of breast cancer.
It takes 8-9 years of growth on average for a tumour to be detected by a mammogram, so don’t “wait for the lump”. Be proactive and in addition to your regular medical breast examinations, consider regular breast screening with thermography; the results could save your life!
Thermography is not meant to replace standard detection methods, but when used as a multi- model approach (clinical examinations, thermography, mammography), peer reviewed studies have shown that 95% of early stage breast cancers can be detected!
Mary Kubisewsky is a breast cancer survivor and Clinic Director of Thermography Clinic Kitchener at 9 Cameron St. N. In Kitchener Ontario. (website: www.thermographyclinic-kw.com), with mobile clinics in Goderich, Listowel and Milton.
To find a Thermography Clinic in your area visit: www.thermographyclinic.com and click on “Locations”.
Thermography is not currently covered by OHIP. The cost is $250 plus HST which includes two appointments: one for imaging and the second for a consultation to discuss your report with you.