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What is Breast Thermography and Why Does It Matter?

Breast health is a critical issue for women of every age, and we are lucky to live in a world where advanced technologies are available to comprehensively monitor and support breast health. Breast thermography, for instance, is an innovative risk assessment tool that supplements mammography to maximize breast cancer prevention

What is Breast Thermography?

Breast thermography is also known as thermal imaging. It uses a sophisticated camera to measure the temperature of the skin on the breast. Though the connection might not seem obvious, the temperature of breast tissue is actually very important because inflammatory and cancer cells increase blood flow and metabolism- and thus temperature- as they grow and multiply within the breast. If breast thermography uncovers patterns of temperature imbalance in the breast, it could help detect early changes which can then be reversed with natural regimens while preventing or quickly addressing breast cancer.  

An FDA-Approved Addition To Mammography

It is very important to emphasize that breast thermography is not recommended to replace the standard mammogram that all women should undergo every two years after turning 50.  Mammography has been an essential prevention measure against breast cancer deaths since the mid-1980s. It works by placing a patient’s breast on a flat support plate and compressing it with a parallel plate. X-rays then pass through the breast to capture important images. The information gathered during a mammogram can be combined with the results of breast thermography to comprehensively evaluate a woman’s breast health.

MindBodySpirit Care, Tampa’s leading Integrative Medical Center, offers well woman and gynecology exams that emphasize the health of the breasts and incorporates use of thermography. Breast cancer survival rates have soared in past years thanks to early detection and therapeutic measures, so call (813) 935-2273 to speak to a medical expert at MindBodySpirit Care and schedule your appointment now. In less than one hour, you can take important steps toward saving your life.