What is Breast Thermography?

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Numerous steps to prevent breast cancer are known and available, but prevention has not been embraced by American women. Consequently, early detection of breast cancer is imperative. What is today’s health-conscious woman supposed to do for regular screenings? What options are available? Which technology provides the earliest detection?

For over thirty years women have been told that an annual mammography examination is the key to long-term survival from breast cancer. Yet, after thirty years there has been no significant improvement in mortality.

Even the American Cancer Society, a staunch promoter of breast cancer screening using mammography, has expressed disappointment that its benefits have been overstated. Why?

Mammography is not capable of detecting breast cancer early, when quick action could improve long-term survival. A tumor is at least eight-years old before it can be detected by mammography. By that time, the cancer oftentimes has spread to other parts of the body. Additionally, mammography’s 70% error rate is unacceptable, and exposure to its X-Rays is reported to actually increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Fortunately, women have a much better option than mammography. This alternative, called Breast Thermography is a non-invasive, safe and accurate procedure approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening. Breast thermography is successfully used throughout the world to detect signs of breast cancer years before the cancer is otherwise detectable – without the intense pain, errors, and exposure to harmful radiation accompanying mammography. Breast thermography has repeatedly demonstrated an average accuracy of 90%, and research shows that it can significantly improve long-term survival rates.

Some in the medical community argue that breast thermography does not detect breast cancer, but mammography does, and they are correct. But, their argument conveniently ignores mammography’s outrageous error rate, its ineffectiveness, and its potential danger. They also fail to mention that the twenty-two earliest signs of breast cancer are detectable only using thermography, and that these thermal ‘signs’ may appear several years before mammography is capable of detecting the tumor.

Just as a fever alone may foretell an impending ailment, the thermal signs on the breast may foretell the possible existence of an early tumor — years before the tumor has grown big enough to detect with mammography.

Owing to the mammography protagonists’ efforts to thwart thermography’s threat to their income, it may be difficult to find a local practitioner. But, a reputable breast thermography practitioner is worth searching for.

When it comes to screening for the earliest detection of breast cancer, women have a much better choice with safe, painless and accurate breast thermography examinations than with ineffective, painful and potentially dangerous mammography.

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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