Disclaimer: Written by a Patient – I am not a doctor of any kind and cannot, nor do I want to, give medical advice. My story is based upon my personal experience and my personal opinions.
I started getting Thermograms instead of Mammograms in 2009. From 2009 thru 2011, the results indicated “normal exam.” From 2012 thru 2015 the results indicated vascular changes and recommended re-testing in 6 months. In 2012 & 2013 my OB/GYN insisted that I have a mammogram, which I did, and they both were normal with no concerns. I haven’t had one since.
Through the years I have made lots of changes in my diet and lifestyle without being overly concerned about the thermography changes. I have reduced stress and improved my reactions to stress. With very few, if any exceptions, we eat only organic, non-processed foods at home, & we do not eat out often. We eat grass-fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught salmon & shrimp and lots of fruits, vegetables & leafy greens. I do not consume dairy, gluten, grains, soy or sugar, & I don’t miss any of this because I feel so much better as a result.
Aware of my recent years’ thermograms, when my doctor ordered my annual blood work in December 2015, he checked Cancer Antigen (CA-15), which was elevated. We also did a Cancer Tumor Marker test with my results indicating “gray zone”, meaning I might be in early stages of developing cancer. Based upon these tests my doctor started me on various natural supplements and homeopathic remedies, changing them as the year progressed.
The good news is that my September 28, 2016 thermogram images, which I saw the day they were taken, indicated recession of angiogenesis. The written report, prepared by the MD who reviews the thermogram, states:
“Blotchy hyperthermic patterns in the axillae have decreased since the previous study. Considerable improvement in the thermal patterns observed in this follow-up study compared to the previous evaluation dated 10/7/2015.”
I will continue to work with my doctor to lower my risk of breast cancer and continue to monitor my progress with thermograms.
I learned from an MD speaking at a charity tennis tournament that a tumor will not show up on a mammogram until it has been growing for 7 to 10 years. Breast thermograms, however, can show changes that might lead to cancer years before it develops, giving one the opportunity to prevent breast cancer. In my opinion, thermography is the real “early detection” tool for breast cancer, without exposure to radiation or possible smashing of an existing breast tumor.