The most devastating loss of life from breast cancer occurs
between the ages of 30 to 50. Fortunately, you have more options
available to you today to help detect breast cancer than in
the past decades.
Unfortunately, education and awareness of these options and
their effectiveness in detecting breast cancer at different
stages in life are woefully deficient.
In the first part of the in-depth article linked below, Beyond
Mammography, Dr. Len Saputo explores the latest findings
on the effectiveness and shortcomings of various detection
methods used by the mainstream medical community, including
mammography, clinical breast exams, ultrasound, and to a lesser
extent, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and PET scans.
The second part goes beyond mammography, exploring a highly
advanced but much maligned detection tool for breast cancer
-- breast thermography.
Breast thermography, which involves using a heat-sensing
scanner to detect variations in the temperature of breast
tissue, has been around since the 1960s. However, early infrared
scanners were not very sensitive, and were insufficiently
tested before being put into clinical practice, resulting
in misdiagnosed cases.
Modern-day breast thermography boasts vastly improved technology
and more extensive scientific clinical research.
In fact, the article references data from major peer review
journals and research on more than 300,000 women who have
been tested using the technology. Combined with the successes
in detecting breast cancer with greater accuracy than other
methods, the technology is slowly gaining ground among more
- Beyond Mammography
About the Author
Dr. Len Saputo, MD, is a graduate of Duke University Medical
School, and is the Founder and Director of the Health Medicine
Forum, which has hosted and moderated over 350 events. He's
also the Co-founder and Medical Director of the Health Medicine
Institute and Health Medicine Center, and runs a private practice
in Internal Medicine and Health Medicine.