Comprehensive Breast Thermography Screening using Standardized Medical Thermography
A STEP ABOVE THE REST Nancy Gardner’s Comprehensive Breast Thermography Screening includes: A two page report with colored images and detailed description of any areas of concern so that it can be accurately monitored and compared for changes in follow-up visits. A phone consultation to go over the report in detail is also provided in order to answer all questions and offer a comprehensive individualized immune support protocol that addresses any health issues. The technician preforming screening will also do a manual breast exam and educating the patient about their breasts so as not to be concerned about benign fibrous lumps verses those of concern that may need monitoring.
Thermography Breast Screening is a non-contact technique for early detection of breast cancer without the hazard of carcinogenic radiation. (1) or the damaging compression found with Mammography. Using a high resolution medical grade infrared camera takes thermal images (pictures) that can detect subtle changes in breast physiology up to ten years before a cancerous tumor can be detected by other sources such as mammography or skilled palpation. This is the most reliable form of early detection though not often used by the medical field, it is becoming more readily available. Thermography has a 9% for both false positive and false negative readings. (2) Thermography is painless and offers a view of the entire chest and underarm area. Using the Marseilles Classification* the Breast Thermal Images are rated on a scale from TH1 through TH5. TH-1 and TH-2 are benign, TH-3 is atypical (not normal but not necessarily a pathology with a very low risk factor for confirming malignancy of 10% to 35% depending the response to the autonomic challenge*, TH-4 and TH5 are abnormal with a much higher risk factor for confirming malignancy of 35% or 85% for TH-4 and 95% for TH-5. Factors that cause the rate to increase is: 1. The hyperthermic vascular feature covering more than one quadrant of the breast. 2. The feature not responding to the autonomic challenge. 3. There are two or three different vascular-like features covering more than one quadrant. *The autonomic challenge (placing your hands on ice for 1 minute) distinguishes nitric oxide dilated Neo-angeogenic blood vessels from normal blood vessels giving the Marseilles Classification this high accuracy rate. Note should be made here that no screening technique can tell 100% if cells are cancer outside of a histology report from a biopsy. When comparing to mammography which has a 40% error rate for false negative on post menopausal women with soft breast and a 60% error rate on dense breasts women and an 80% false positive meaning ordering biopsy for a benign or non-cancerous condition. Thermography is a safer and more accurate choice. It can’t however isolate a lump for biopsy if necessary so a back-up screening with a targeted ultrasound with superior accuracy minimal amount of trauma to tell if a lump is fluid filled and a benign cyst or solid filled which could be scar tissue if the margins are clear but could be suspicious if the margins are shadowy.
The infrared images show subtle temperature changes in the breast tissue. Blood supply or vascular-like shows up hyperthermic (hot) and looks white in color. Hypothermic (cold) shows up dark in color. Normal breast tissue shows up in varying shades in-between and the hyperthermic features in a normal breast should be relatively symmetric.
TH-2 Benign Thermography Report: This Infrared Image shows symmetric vascular-like features as “hot” appearing like lightening bolts. There is the same amount of these features bi-laterally (both sides), which is normal. Also these features responded normally to the autonomic challenge, which means that when she put her hands on ice these features contracted down (get colder) as they should. There is no risk of malignancy with this reading so it is considered benign.
TH-3 Atypical Thermography Report: This Infrared Image shows an asymmetric vascular-like feature in the right breast, which appears on the left side of the picture (a mirror image). This hyperthermic feature (hot) did respond normally to the autonomic challenge putting this thermography reading at a <10% risk of confirming malignancy. If it didn’t respond normally or if it increased in emission levels post challenge then it would be a 20% risk of confirming malignancy.
TH-5F Abnormal Thermography Report: This Infrared Image shows vascular-like hyperthermic feature in the lateral (outside portion) of the right breast (point 1). This feature is abnormally complex and is >1.4ºC above the base emission levels (temperature) of the contra-lateral breast (point 2), which is considered and anarch sign (indicating pathology). This reading is at a 96% risk of confirming malignancy. When we add ‘F’ to the TH-5F it indicates that we are also seeing “cold” or hypothermic features in the caudal (lower portion) of the breasts indicating benign fiber-adenoma cysts.
This Infrared Image; Demonstrates diffuse hyperthermic features through out the entire upper body. These features show up like the spots on a leopard. This indicates hyper-metabolic lymphatic system typical of common viral, yeast or bacterial infections, seasonal or food allergies or potential toxic exposure,. The Twenty-One Day Detoxification Program™ is instrumental in ridding the body of these toxins and supporting immune function. See the Workbook for sale under products on main menu on website: www.HealthyBreasts.info
This lactating women’s thermal images shows excessive vascular-like features indicative of estrogen dominance common during lactation. The left breast functions better during lactating thus has more blood supply (points 1-3).
This post-menopausal woman shows excessive vascular-like features indicative of unopposed estrogen common in menopause because of the drop in the progesterone hormone thus causing estrogen dominance.
Paradoxical Response to the Autonomic Challenge means after the patient touched the ice for one minute all her emission levels got hotter when they should have constricted or got cold. This can indicate that the sympathetic nervous system is hyper-metabolic typical of adrenal exhaustion.
Toxic Lymphatic System image on left then compare after Twenty-One Day Cleanse
The hypothermic (low) emission levels are indicative of hypo-metabolic thyroid.
Mammary Duct Infection in left breast (points 1-3) Follow-up after Nutritional Protocol for 3 months and infection is completely gone
Image before protocol Image after following the protocol
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ with Neo-Angiogenesis after 17 months of Nutritional Protocol gone
Inflammatory Breast Cancer of the Cranial Lateral Quadrant of the Right Breast
* The autonomic challenge required for the proven accuracy rate of the Marseilles Classification is part of the procedure for acquiring the thermal images in a specific way. This procedure is, first the patient has acclimated to a room 10°C cooler than local temperature, undressed on the top with hands on head to expose arm pits and axillaries region. Then right and left views are acquired at 45 degree, 90 degree and full face forward before and after patient holds ice or places hands in cold water. During the analysis and subsequent Thermology report the features are compared before and after this challenge to compare the response. Why this is so important is that Neo-Angiogenesis the blood supply that develops around feeding a cancerous tumor has nitric-oxide a vassal dilator and will become hotter after the challenge where as normal tissue and vascular features will contract or become colder. This helps to determine if asymmetric vascular patterns are more suspicious or more likely an inflammation.
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