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Most breast cancers grow very slowly. By the time cancer is found by a mammogram or by self-examination, it has been growing for at least eight years. There is a risk assessment technology called infrared breast thermography that can detect early signs of breast cancer eight to ten years before mammography!

The Breast Thermographic Examination, BTE, uses an infrared camera to capture heat patterns of the breasts. These images are then interpreted using a computer program based on the gold-standard technique developed by Michele Gautherie, Ph.D. – director of Clinical Thermobiology Laboratories, Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France who studied over 100,000 women using thermography, mammography, and other tests for breast disease.

Although breast thermography was FDA approved for breast cancer risk assessment in 1982, the equipment was prohibitively expensive. Plus, reading these complex images without a computer aided technique for image interpretation made this technology unavailable for most women. Recent computer advances have now made this life saving technology more readily available to you.

Re-opening Safety Protocol Procedures Effective 9/17/2020

In an attempt to practice social distancing we will be limiting the number of patients in our waiting room at one time. Please arrive on time and without additional family members or friends. Our new schedule will be every 45 minutes giving us 30 mins for the exam and 15 minutes to clean up after patient leaves the office.

 

We are only seeing patients on days and times where the other doctors are out of the office.

 

If you are not feeling well the day of your appointment please stay home and do not come in. Call 714-363-5595 to cancel and reschedule your appointment. During this time we will not be charging for same day cancellations as long as you let us know in advance.

 

Prior to Appointment:

  1. Log on to our website at www.ocbreastwellness.com and access our appointment software by clicking SCHEDULE NOW to make sure your credit card information is updated properly in the system. We will not be handling credit cards or cash during your visit. IF you are unable to do this in advance we will have you read your credit card information to us rather than take your card to scan.
  2. Ask Questions prior to your appointment; there will be “minimal talking” during the exam(s). Call in advance if you have concerns or questions.

Upon Arrival:

 

  1. Come up to the door but do not come in until previous patient has left. A chair will be outside for your convenience.
  2. We will email you via DOCUSIGN your paperwork the day before your appointment.
  3. Bring only yourself, your keys, your cell phone & your credit card into the office. No purses, books, drinks or any other items will be allowed in the office.
  4. Please wear your mask into the office and keep it on at all times during the visit (completely covering your nose and mouth). If you don’t have one we will provide one for you.
  5. We will assess your temperature upon arrival. If your respiration is below 94 you will be sent home.

During Exam:

  1. The examiner will have the proper mask, safety goggles and gloves for protection.
  2. Remember limit talking during the breast exam. We will review your results post exam.
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