October is designated “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and there is no better time to take stock of our plan for both the prevention of Breast Cancer and early screening methods to ensure that we are as safe as possible from this dreaded disease.
The following are some important facts about breast cancer:
• One woman in eight who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer.
• Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women age 40 to 55.
• Fifteen percent of all breast cancers occur in women under age 45; in this age group, breast cancers are more aggressive and have lower recovery rates.
•Eighty percent of breast lumps are NON-cancerous.
•Seventy percent of breast cancers are found through breast self-exams.
•About 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
•Breast Cancer is closely tied to Estrogen exposure - So it is no surprise that giving women synthetic estrogens will increase their risk. It's also important to remember that you are exposed to a large number of estrogen-like compounds daily, called xenoestrogens. Estrogen pollution is increasingly present all around you, from plastics to canned food and drinks, food additives, household cleaning products, and pesticides.
There are many approaches you can take to prevent breast cancer (or any cancer), including dietary changes, nutritional supplements, antioxidants, detoxification, stress reduction, and more lifestyle modifications… because over 80% of cancers are due to lifestyle factors. In fact, the latest paleoanthropological research shows that cancer was virtually nonexistent in humans before poor diet and pollution appeared, finally proving that cancer is a man-made disease.
USE THERMOGRAPHY TO FIND THE PRE-CURSOR TO CANCER
For the longest time, it wasn't well-known that inflammation was the culprit responsible for many chronic diseases. However, many physicians now recognize that inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
There's a new diagnostic high-tech tool that I've recently acquired and it specifically measures inflammation.
It's called thermal imaging, or thermography.
Thermography is a painless, non invasive, state of the art clinical test without any exposure to radiation and is used as part of an early detection program which gives women of all ages the opportunity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an early stage. It is particularly useful for women under 50 where mammography is less effective.
Thermographic breast screening is able to predict the likelihood of breast cancer, before any tumours have formed, because it provides a snapshot of the early stages of angiogenesis—the formation of a direct supply of blood to cancer cells, which is a necessary step before they can grow into sizeable tumours.
Thermal Imaging’s role in breast cancer and other breast disorders is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer.
When used with other procedures such as Mammograms and Ultrasound the best possible evaluation of breast health is made with a success rate in excess of 95%.
This 15 minute painless and non invasive test is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease.
This test is designed to improve chances for detecting fast-growing, active tumours in the intervals between mammographic screenings or when mammography is not indicated by screening guidelines for women under 50 years of age.
All patients thermograms are kept on record and form a baseline for all future routine evaluations.
The majority of breast cancer is preventable. But if you are hit with that diagnosis, don't lose hope! There is a great deal you can do to harness your body's own powerful healing abilities.
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