Understanding Breast Cancer
A: Thermography doesn't work.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that thermography should not be used in place of a mammogram for breast cancer screening. As stated by the FDA, “there is no valid scientific data,” that shows thermography is effective at breast cancer detection. Most certainly, it should not be used alone as a diagnostic tool.
Simply stated: A mammogram is the only method proven to increase the likelihood of survival.
There is no replacement. Get regular mammograms (x-rays of breast tissue) as often as is recommended by your doctor. At The Rose, we use the latest in advanced breast cancer screening tools, like 3D mammography, which has shown a 40% increase in cancer detection rates. This service is available in our permanent locations as well as through our mobile Coaches.
See the FDA warning here.
monthly breast self-examina and have a clinical breast examination every year. Women under age 40 with a family history of breast cancer and other concerns about their personal risk should consult a trained medical professional about risk assessment and when to begin screening mammography. Age 40 and older: Conduct monthly breast self-examinations,
have a clinical breast examination every year, and an annual mammogram.