Radiation from a mammogram is 1000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray. It accumulates over time, with ten x-rays increasing your breast cancer risk by 10%. Mechanical compression of your breast – as well as a biopsy – can dislocate and spread existing malignant cells. A breast cancer growth has grown for 7-8 years and reached 4-10 billion cells before a mammogram can detect it. This is not early detection!
In fact, a recent 25 year study in the British Medical Journal involving over 89,000 women showed no benefit for using an annual mammogram vs. an annual exam.
Results are reported quickly by certified doctors and include all color images taken during your test. The first session provides the baseline of your “thermal signature”. A session 3 months later checks to see if the patterns remain unchanged, with yearly thermograms suggested thereafter. Early detection provides time for preventive measures far in advance of what is seen with traditional mammograms.