The Best Breast Cancer Screening Tests

5 More Reasons Not to Get a Mammogram

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Breast Health

With thermography as your regular screening tool, it’s likely that you would have the opportunity to make adjustments to your diet, beliefs, and lifestyle to transform your cells before they became cancerous. Talk about true prevention. — Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Mammograms carry health risks, both to body and mind, which may outweigh the benefits for many women. And, increasingly, due to high resolution mammograms, DCIS — or Ductal Carcinoma In Situ — is being picked up on breast cancer screening tests.

I have friends who have had bilateral mastectomies for DCIS. This absolutely breaks my heart because DCIS is NOT cancer, though many doctors consider it to be “Stage 0 cancer.”  And, depending upon what advice a woman is then given, she may well be advised to get treatment, which she rarely needs.  This is a shame because 99.9 percent of the time DCIS is something a woman will die with but not die from!  

DCIS, Mastectomies and Mammograms

Screening tests have led to a great deal of over diagnosis and over treatment, a view supported by breast cancer surgeon Dr. Laura Esserman, who happens to be a heroine of mine. In an article published in October, 2015 in JAMA Oncology, Dr. Esserman says that DCIS accounts for approximately 20% to 25% of screen-detected breast cancers. Yet, long-term epidemiology studies have demonstrated that the removal of 50,000 to 60,000 DCIS lesions annually has not been accompanied by a reduction in the incidence of invasive breast cancers.

The rate of DCIS detection in 1973 was 3.8%. In the United States alone, the increased rate of DCIS detection between 1983-1993 was 314 percent.  And, among women ages 40-49, that rate was 339 percent, thanks mostly to widespread use of mammography.

To make matters worse, a large study of over 51,000 women found that the number of women who decided to have both breasts removed (double mastectomy) after being diagnosed with DCIS in one breast more than tripled between 1998 and 2005. In 1998, 4.1% of the women had prophylactic mastectomy in the non-DCIS breast. In 2005, 13.5% had prophylactic mastectomy.  

The problem is that women have been trained to be so afraid of breast cancer that they’ll often willingly sacrifice their breasts just to relieve their anxiety—or what a doctor friend of mine calls “surveillance fatigue.”  Plus, most doctors are trained to do something when they have a diagnosis. And, given the number of them who have been sued for “failure to diagnose,” it’s not surprising that so many women agree to sacrifice their breasts rather than live with  what they are told is a huge risk, even when it isn’t.

For these reasons, it’s not surprising that the number of women having prophylactic mastectomies “just in case” has soared. The rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy more than tripled from 2002 to 2012 even though studies have shown that removing healthy breasts doesn’t improve survival. And, with celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne and Angelina Jolie having double mastectomies preventively, I expect this rate will continue to rise.

As a caring physician, I’m certainly not going to be a Monday morning quarterback and ask a woman why she didn’t do more research about DCIS before having drastic and often unnecessary surgery. That would be pouring salt into her wound. On the other hand, this all too common situation makes me more determined than ever to help educate women about breast health, including the fact that far too many women are being over diagnosed and over-treated for so called breast cancers that are not cancers. (By the way, the same thing happens with thyroid and prostate conditions!)

5 Reasons Not To Have A Mammogram

One of the goals for the creation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month when it was started back in 1985 was to promote mammography. Of course, many of the sponsors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month stood to profit from the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  I have been warning women of this for over 20 years.

Here are 5 more reasons you may want to avoid mammography:

  1. Leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. A recent cohort study reveals that mammography screening leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment at a rate of 48.3 percent.  This is particularly true for women under 40, and possibly for all premenopausal women for whom mammograms are not very accurate due to denser breast tissue. In late 2012, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 1.3 million US women have been overdiagnosed and overtreated over the past 30 years.
  2. Does not reduce mortality rate. Studies show that for every 2,000 women screened over 10 years, only one will avoid dying of breast cancer! And, 10 healthy women, who would not have been diagnosed if they had not been screened, will be treated unnecessarily.
  3. Exposes you to high levels of radiation. Radiation from a mammogram can be up to 1,000 times greater than a chest X-ray. In addition, some experts believe that ionizing radiation used in mammograms mutates breast cells. Plus, tight compression of the breasts can facilitate the spreading of already malignant cells (as can a biopsy.) Premenopausal and pregnant women have breast tissue that is more sensitive to radiation. And, it’s possible that these high levels of radiation could potentially cause an epidemic of radiation-induced breast cancers.
  4. Can cause increased anxiety. Your beliefs about your health can determine how healthy or sick you become. In our culture, we are led to believe that cancer cells are abnormal. This is not true, and it can cause many women to feel undue stress about their breasts. The truth is most of us have cancerous cells in our body that our immune systems are able to keep in check. But, thinking you have breast cancer when you really don’t, can create a cascade of fear and anger, which has a chemical effect in your body. In fact, studies have shown the connection between stress, anxiety and cancer progression.  And, a recent study shows that false positive screenings can have negative, long-term psycho-social effects for up to 3 years after a false positive finding.
  5. Mammograms are not prevention. Our culture uses mammograms as a fix but doesn’t encourage women to change their diets, exercise, stop smoking, and learn how to be in relationships that nurture them. These are the preventive changes that favor healthy breasts. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a revised recommendation in 2009 stating that women in their 40s should NOT necessarily have yearly mammograms, and need to carefully  weigh the risks considering their personal situation.

There are tried and true ways to maintain breast health, and also monitor it. One of those ways is to pay attention to your dreams. My colleague Dr. Larry Burke has published studies showing that a dream about having breast cancer is often very accurate at diagnosing the problem. But, there are other, more conventional approaches, including thermography.

Why Thermography Is Your Best Breast Test Option

Every year when Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes around I am saddened and surprised that thermography hasn’t become more popular. Part of this is my mindset. I’d rather focus on breast health and ways to prevent breast cancer at the cellular level than put the emphasis on testing and retesting until you finally do find something to poke, prod, cut out, or radiate. I understand that most doctors are more familiar with mammography, and many still believe that a mammogram is the best test for detecting breast cancer early. But it’s not. Studies show that a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier, produces unambiguous results which cuts down on additional testing, and doesn’t hurt the body.

As you may know, thermography is a form of thermal (infrared) imaging. My colleague, Philip Getson, D.O. has been a medical thermographer since 1982. Dr. Getson explains how thermography works this way:

It is widely acknowledged that cancers, even in their earliest stages, need nutrients to maintain or accelerate their growth. In order to facilitate this process, blood vessels are caused to remain open, inactive blood vessels are activated, and new ones are formed through a process known as neoangiogenesis. This vascular process causes an increase in surface temperature in the affected regions, which can be viewed with infrared imaging cameras. Additionally, the newly formed or activated blood vessels have a distinct appearance, which thermography can detect. 

Remember, heat is an indication that inflammation exists, and typically inflammation is present in precancerous and cancerous cells, too. It’s also present in torn muscles and ligaments as well as arthritic joints, which thermography can also detect!

Early Breast Cancer Detection and Accuracy

The most promising aspect of thermography is its ability to spot anomalies years before mammography. Using the same ten-year study data, (Spitalier 1) researcher Dr. Getson adds:

Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity eight to ten years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of the tumor. Studies have shown that by the time a tumor has grown to sufficient size to be detectable by physical examination or mammography, it has in fact been growing for about seven years achieving more than twenty-five doublings of the malignant cell colony. At 90 days there are two cells, at one year there are 16 cells, and at five years there are 1,048,576 cells—an amount that is still undetectable by a mammogram. (At 8 years, there are almost 4 billion cells.)

Thermography’s accuracy and reliability is remarkable, too. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, a great deal of research was conducted on thermography. In 1981, Michel Gautherie, Ph.D., and his colleagues reported on a ten-year study, which found that an abnormal thermogram was ten times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than having a history of breast cancer in your family. (Gautherie 2)

With thermography as your regular screening tool, it’s likely that you would have the opportunity to make adjustments to your diet, beliefs, and lifestyle to transform your cells before they became cancerous. Talk about true prevention.

Clearer Results, Fewer Additional Tests

In November 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force said it recommended that women begin regular mammograms at 50 instead of 40, and that mammograms are needed only every two years instead of annually between the ages of 50 and 74.   The Task Force concluded that the risk of additional and unnecessary testing far outweighed the benefits of annual mammograms—and I couldn’t agree more.

Even before 2009, when the U.S. Preventative Task Force’s changed their recommendation for women to begin mammograms at 50 (not 40) and to have them every two years instead of annually, Danish researchers Ole Olsen and Peter Gotzsche concluded, after analyzing data from seven studies, that mammograms often led to needless treatments and were linked to a 20 percent increase in mastectomies, many of which were unnecessary. (Goetshe 3) Dr. Getson expounded, “According to the 1998 Merck Manual, for every case of breast cancer diagnosed each year, five to ten women will undergo a painful breast biopsy. This means that if a woman has an annual mammogram for ten years, she has a 50 percent chance of having a breast biopsy.”

If you’ve ever had an unnecessary biopsy or been scared by a false positive result on a mammogram, please consider getting a thermogram.  You can always use it in conjunction with the mammogram to figure out your treatment options.

6 Reasons Why I Recommend Breast Thermography

In addition to early detection and accurate test results, here are some other reasons I like thermography:

  1. Good for young, dense breasts and implants. Younger breasts tend to be denser. Thermography doesn’t identify fibrocystic tissue, breast implants, or scars as needing further investigation.
  2. Detect cell changes in arm pit area. The arm pit area is an area that mammography isn’t always good at screening.
  3. Great additional test. Thermography can be used as an additional test to help women and their care teams make more informed treatment decisions.
  4. It Doesn’t Hurt. The pressure of a mammogram machine is equivalent to putting a 50-pound weight on your breast, which can be quite painful for most women.
  5. No radiation. Another reason the United States Preventative Services Task Force reversed its aggressive mammogram guidelines was because of the exposure to radiation. It’s well known that excessive doses of radiation can increase your risk of cancer. (Semelka 4). It’s ironic that the test women are using for prevention may be causing the very problem they’re trying to avoid in the first place! And this doesn’t even touch on the harm done to the body from unnecessary biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and so forth.
  6. Thermography is very safe. Thermography is even safe for pregnant and nursing women! It’s merely an image of the heat of your body.

Thermography is a better technology for all of the reasons I’ve already described. Plus, it gives results that are unique to you, time after time. But Dr. Getson says there are some things you need to know. For one, not all thermographic equipment is the same. When you are choosing a thermography center, be sure to ask what the “drift factor” is for their machines. Anything over 0.2 degrees centigrade leads to poor reproducibility. Also, the room in which the study is performed should be free of outside light and the temperature should always be at 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, with a proper cooling system in place.

Be sure that your thermography center of choice is backed by qualified, board-certified physicians who are specifically trained in the interpretation of these images. And, be sure that the physician is available to explain and discuss all findings. Finally, make sure the images are “stat”-ed or marked up for future comparison.

The Best Test for You

As with anything, I suggest you let your inner guidance help you in all decisions about your health. If you feel it’s best to get a bi-annual or annual mammogram, then by all means continue with them. Just be aware of the drawbacks and risks associated with the test.

And, don’t be intimidated or feel guilty if you prefer to forgo mammography completely. A thermogram can tell you how healthy your breasts are rather than just screening them for cancer.  When done properly, it also has the potential to truly detect breast cell anomalies long before mammography can detect cancer. This allows you to implement lifestyle changes that can improve the health of your breasts proactively.

In honor of Breast Health Awareness month, I encourage you to check out thermography for yourself and your loved ones!

Learn More — Additional Resources

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

References

Spitalier et al., “Does Infrared Thermography Truly Have a Role in Present-Day Breast Cancer Management?” in M. Gautherie and E. Albert, eds., Biomedical Thermology: Proceedings of an International Symposium (New York: A. R. Liss, 1982), pp. 269–78; R. Amalric et al., “Does Infrared Thermography Truly Have a Role in Present-Day Breast Cancer Management?” Progress in Clinical and Biological Research, vol. 107 (1982), pp. 269–78.
Gautherie and C. M. Gros, “Breast Thermography and Cancer Risk Prediction,” Cancer, vol. 45, no. 1 (January 1, 1980), pp. 51–56.
Gotzsche, P. and Olsen, O., “Is Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography Justifiable?” The Lancet, vol. 355, no. 9198 (Jan. 8, 2000), pp. 129–34; Gotzsche, P. and Olsen, O., Cochrane Review on Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography, The Lancet, vol. 358, no. 9290 (Oct. 20, 2001), pp. 1340–42.
Semelka, R., Imaging X-rays cause cancer: a call to action for caregivers and patients, Medscape, Feb. 13, 2006, reviewed and renewed Feb. 16, 2007.
 

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and spirit, she empowers women to trust their inner wisdom, their connection with Source, and their ability to truly flourish.

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  1. Angie Willerton
    4 days ago

    I have had two mammogram appointments in the post now and both times something happened that meant i had to be elsewhere so I rebooked, the third is in December and I am now wondering whether to simply cancel it altogether. I am in England and have three yearly mammos done, I am almost 55 and my breast tissue has always been very dense and had a fine needle aspiration in my 30s which was scary and proved just a cyst was present. Knowing that mindset and our thoughts and beliefs are so powerful my gut is saying cancel and believe in my own health and don’t risk the test. I would thermography is available anywhere near the small town i live in, if at at in this country.

  2. Sandy
    5 days ago

    I was diagnosed with DCIS in May 2017. I had a lumpectomy but couldn’t wrap my head radiation and estrogen blockers. I knew the first time I stepped into the oncology office I didn’t belong there. The doctors really do try to “scare” you into treatment. I did so much research and the risk FAR outweighed the benefit. I have stopped smoking and I am very aware of my food choices. I will never blindly follow the sheep to slaughter. I know my body better than anyone

  3. Liz
    5 days ago

    Does anyone know of a clinic that provides thermography services near Northampton, MA?

  4. Tootsie
    6 days ago

    How do I find a place to do this, thermography test in Cleveland, Ohio?
    Thank You!
    Or, do you know if, a reputable place to go , in my area?

  5. Nelly
    7 days ago

    Thank you for this. I have been feeling anxious about having a mammogram this time round and this article gives me the confidence to cancel the appointment and seek out a thermogram. My sister had aggressive breast, cancer discovered at age 50 by a lump the size of a mandarin orange! Aggressive treatment saved her and almost killed her but she lived another 20 years until bone cancer took her at 70. Brave woman. My other sister had a lump removed, she was fine. . Died of aortic aneurism at age 66. Im 64 I don’t have cancer and don’t want mammograms anymore. Just lately feeling strongly the stress of worrying about false results would be too much. So when I read your recent email I went and read your blog, and now I’m sure I need to go a different route for my health. Thanks again.

  6. Sharie T,
    7 days ago

    The first question my Surgeon asked is if I wanted my breast removed or preserved DCIS Stage O Type 1 ER/PR Positive. I took 6 months to get other opinions, read a mountain of material , join groups online and meet other survivors. No one offered me intelligent advice about my diagnosis or alternative holistic therapies. The Healthcare providers were bullies. They bullied me through surgery I requested to remove the lump but forego the lymph node dissection, which can cause problems for your lymph system. Once I was medicated they insisted it was protocol and they were doing it anyway. My advocate/friend said not to give them a hard time and to listen to their advice, I asked her to leave the hospital and me to handle my healthcare matters. Instead of using magic markers they inserted metal tattoos without my knowledge or permission for radiation. While having 33 radiation treatments I was screaming from nerve pain, sent for physical therapy and propped up with styrofoam so they could lift my arm into position to continue the burning. I begged to stop radiation……..I was told I would be kicked off the insurance program if I did not comply. I was fighting the whole way through treatment saying and knowing this was the wrong thing to do to treat my DCIS they told me it could come back and kill me-I did News Interviews, speeches and counseled others. My opinion about them being wrong and making Billions of dollars off of us, removing healthy breasts, burning us with radiation, breaking down our natural immune system with Chemo and Big Pharma’s Toxic medications was wrong. No one took me seriously nor did they air anything negative I ever had to say. I have always followed Dr. Northrup and even had my first very healthy baby at 42! We are Organic, Holistic, Non-GMO. I have many problems with right breast and some organs, severe nerve damage and loss of use of right arm along with severe shoulder pains now. It is so refreshing to read this article today. I am going to keep speaking and have an opportunity to speak to a large group of vulnerable high school students from the inner city this week! God I Love my right to Free speech! Thanks Doc!

  7. Sandra
    1 week ago

    Thank you Dr Northrup for the valuable information. I had no idea that mammograms were so inaccurate. I have been getting them done every 2 years since age 40 and I am 52 now, so not too many (7), but enough now that I know of the risks associated with them in regards to the radiation & pressure on the breasts. I only had my latest one done almost 2 weeks ago and waiting on the results. I only wish I had known about this information sooner, as it will be my last mammogram and I will be looking into thermography. I live in Western Australia and not sure of the availability of them here, but will be doing some research. Thanks again. 🙂

  8. Peg Doyle
    1 week ago

    Everyone needs to make their own decisions but I wish someone I knew read your work before she had DCIS. She had 7 mammograms in 4 months resulting in 2 lumpectomies! I can’t imagine the amt of radiation she was exposed to. Fear-based medicine leads nowhere good

  9. Harriet Wright
    1 week ago

    I’m curious how if standard health insurance covers thermography?

  10. lala zikakis
    1 week ago

    is a thermogram the same as a 3D mammogram?? thanks

  11. Cherionna
    1 week ago

    About 20 years ago, I was barred from a women’s clinic because I refused to have a universally required mammogram. I had read an article about how dangerous and inaccurate mammograms could be and did not want to expose myself to that. I never have. I’m grateful that the truth about mammograms is now being spoken about more loudly! Thank you!

  12. c nilsen
    1 week ago

    In the late 1980’s, I read about DCIS in an article from the L.A. Times by Dr.Samuel Epstein and am so grateful that what he was saying is what I was feeling; it coincides with Dr.Northrup. She is telling the truth about how we are manipulated/bullied into unnecessary testing/treatment.Please consider her thoughtful insights.

    1. Elida
      1 week ago

      Can anyone recommend a breast thermography center near Delray Beach, a Florida?

  13. Elisabetta Barbazza
    1 week ago

    Any raccomandations for a thermogram in London? Thanks

    1. Elisabetta Barbazza
      1 week ago

      London in the UK

  14. Peggy
    2 months ago

    I was diagnosed in 2008 with breast cancer (breast calcifications) DCIS carcinoma in situ stage 1. Told I needed a lumpectomy with radiation, immediately. (Do not wait). Freaked me out. After much prayer I felt led to pursue natural protocol and decided to do thermography which did not show any signs of cancer. Now it’s 2017 and I’ve continued with thermography and still no signs of cancer. However, I have developed wart looking things around my right nipple. Scaly in touch. I’ve heard of Paget’s disease of the breast which is a form of cancer (from my understanding). With research I’m reading this disease usually develops in people with DCIS diagnoses. I’m having another Thermography done to check my breast. I feel confident it will come back cancer free since I’ve done this annually after my initial diagnosis but still am concerned with the growths around my nipple. My question is should I have another mammogram done afterward. I know if I go to a doctor they will most likely recommend a mammogram. It’s hard to find a holistic doctor and I don’t want this to get out of control. I would appreciate hearing thoughts and suggestions. By the way I live in the Houston Texas area if you can recommend a holistic dr.

  15. Bonnie B
    3 months ago

    I have been going for a thermogram for several years after being diagnosed with DCIS 12 years ago. I had a lumpectomy at that time and did not do the radiation or chemo at that time. I was told that I would probably die soon, so I started to see a naturopath instead. I had a thermogram on March 30 which showed no changes from the last one. I had a very large lump under my arm so went to my naturopath and she said that I should probably see my GP just to rule out any problems due to my history. The lump is on the same side as the DCIS was. When I saw my GP he said it was movable and didn’t think it was a problem but I should have a mammogram and ultrasound. After they did those they said I should have two core biopsies guided by a mammogram and ultrasound. I just had those done yesterday so now have to wait for the results and see a surgeon next Wednesday. I am concerned that nothing showed on the thermogram but they are acting like I have cancer again. The waiting is torture.

    1. Stacey
      2 months ago

      What was the results of your test?

      1. Diane Bedlin
        1 week ago

        yes i am wondering the same Stacey…

        1. Sonja Carassai-Haus
          1 week ago

          Hi Bonnie B-

          3 months ago you posted you were waiting for results- what was the outcome? Did you have additional testing? Hope all turned out OK!

  16. Lil
    4 months ago

    Can anyone recommend a thermography clinic/practice in the Naples/Ft Myers area(FL)? Thank you, Lil

    1. Sierra
      2 months ago

      Yes–http://southwestmedicalthermalimaging.com

  17. Shell
    4 months ago

    I agree with Cynthia.
    I found a large lump and couldn’t find anyone to ultrasound without getting a mammogram first!
    It is a good sized lump easily seen and felt. Why would I need a mammogram for that? I finally found 1 place who would do the ultrasound, so I scheduled a thermogram on the same day just before that appt.
    The thermogram looked great – no issue of any kind (well, it did show the inflammation in my torn shoulder!) but the entire breast area looked cold – even toward lymph nodes.
    I had a horse head but me 9 years ago in the same spot and I had developed a cyst which eventually went away, so I am thinking it may be scar tissue.
    Later that day I got an ultrasound and the radiologist entered the room to shame me for getting a thermogram, insisted that she was pretty sure I had cancer, that it was substantial and probably affecting my lymph nodes and had wasted prescious time with a thermogram! I asked if it could be scar tissue where my horse injured me? No. It was cancer she claimed. She was so arrogant and in my space I asked her to leave.
    They wanted to do a biopsy right away. I have an appt with my Naturopath next week and will see what he has to say first. The same naturopath who successfully treated my inoperable brain tumor without killing me.

    My sister had a mammogram and they found a stage 0 cancer on a Friday and operated on her on Monday…. radiation and Tamoxifen for 5 years. They scared the crap out of her and she just did what they told her to do………Now she sees a Naturopath.

    1. Dawn
      2 months ago

      How did you find your naturopath ?

  18. Elizabeth
    4 months ago

    You know what breaks my heart Christiane, it’s when medical doctors make claims like, “…99.9 percent of the time DCIS is something a woman will die with but not die from!” Where is the citation for that statistic? I’m certain you just made that up! When I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2015, a single mother of 2 young children, my research indicated there was no research available for large numbers of women who had DCIS and decided it was indolent and did not treat it. It was more like “99.9%” of them DID treat it. In fact there was only one study that was currently being performed in Great Britain which was looking for subjects but I didn’t meet the criteria because I had more than the study allowed for. You cannot make a claim that women will survive DCIS if there is not research to back that up. Very few women are willing to take that risk.

    For the women out there who have been diagnosed with DCIS and are wondering what to do, my suggestion is to not take your breasts so seriously. It’s not imperative that they remain unadulterated. A double mastectomy with reconstruction was a painful and difficult experience for me. Fortunately, I had insurance. I now will never have to worry about getting breast cancer. My breasts are equally attractive as they were before and my family and I sleep better every night knowing I will continue to be the loving and caring provider to my children for the unforeseeable future. With all due respect, shame on you Dr. Northrup. You should be more responsible with your power.

    1. Stacey
      2 months ago

      Your wrong to think you could never get breast cancer because you had them removed. Did your doctor tell you that it could come back on your breast wall. Do your research because it sure can come back or even move to another part of your body.

    2. Karen Austin
      4 days ago

      Dear Elizabeth, 10 weeks ago I went to the funeral of one of my favorite coworker’s who had a double mastectomy even though she was only affected with cancer in one breast. I’m sure the doctors considered her cured after 5 years “cancer free” but a few months after her five years, she was diagnosed at stage 4 with breast cancer in her brain, pancreas and bones. She had not changed her lifestyle or diet. I was diagnosed with stage one a breast-cancer 2 1/2 years ago after a botched biopsy and surgical biopsy. The pathology after the lumpectomy showed no sign of cancer. I refused to continue with the allopathic care because I did not see the point of radiating tissue that had no sign of cancer. I was also urged to sign up for five years of altering my hormones. No thank you! It is not easy, but I’m working toward significant lifestyle changes for overall health and working with a Naturopathic Doc to improve my immune system. Best of health to you.

  19. San
    6 months ago

    Please, what is are the best days of the cycle to schedule breast thermography?
    Thank you

  20. Donna Calk
    7 months ago

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a good thermography center in the New York City area? For breast thermography. Thank you!

    1. Lisa Paladino
      5 months ago

      If you are willing to travel to Staten Island, it is offered through Dr. Getson’s practice, in my office, every other month. http://www.statenislandbreastfeeding.com/thermography/
      Lisa Paladino CNM, IBCLC

  21. Marilyn
    8 months ago

    I have recently decided to go with Thermography instead of mammograms for screening. The problem is my OB/GYN will not prescribe it because she says that is not what is recognized for breast cancer screening. How do I find a doctor in my area who will prescribe this test over mammography?

    1. Catherine
      5 months ago

      I would first check with your insurance company to see if it is even a covered benefit. No sense getting doc to write a script if it isn’t going to be covered. Last I checked you have to pay out of pocket for it, but not a whole lot more than a lot of things we ladies pamper ourselves with, ie massages, mani-pedis, spa treatments, hair, etc…

  22. http://thermologyonline.org/Breast/breast_thermography_clinics.htm This is a link to the American College of Thermology’s list of thermography clinics, organized by country and state.

    All cameras used by these clinics are classified by the FDA as medical devices and are made by Meditherm, in the U.S., at an FDA-inspected factory in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (Some clinics use industrial thermography cameras.)

    Thank you, Dr. Northrup, for getting this important information out to women.

  23. Lori Peters
    8 months ago

    I am a thermographer in Erie Pennslyvania and I am a part of several offices all over the U.S. You can find us at brasthermography.com

    1. Erin
      8 months ago

      I was just on that website and there were no Erie offices listed. (I was hoping to find somewhere close to Meadville!) I’d love your information.

  24. Cherry Salmon
    9 months ago

    There are a couple of options for breast thermography in Nashville. I was wondering if there are certain questions to ask regarding the machines (such as power/ability) in order to make the best choice? Or are all the machines designed equally? In reading about thermography, a lot of information states that thermography is only able to see inflammation closer to the surface of the skin. So, my question is around this. Are some types of thermography machines better than others in their ability to see the entire breast? Thank you, Cherry

  25. Stephanie
    9 months ago

    Hello…
    Can you please let me know the name of providers in my location who do thermography,
    I live in Morristown, New Jersey
    Thank you

    1. Sharon
      9 months ago

      http://lisasthermographyandwellness.com/
      She’s great! She is kind, caring and you will love having her do your thermography.

  26. Cynthia
    11 months ago

    I had a thermogram that came back clear after my doctor found a so called lump. I am being pressured to have mammo plus ultrasound. I’m 47 and have small dense fibritic breasts. I am concerned about false positives and unnecessary biopsy. I do not think that I have cancer. My husband wants me to have the radiation, though he says “not every year”. I asked what if he had to smash his sensitive parts for a picture knowing energy picture increases his cancer risk and he cannot answer. I can’t get an helpful advice…no one will risk offering any opinion that supports me relying on thermography and my own sense of my health. I think it’s just fibroid like ones I have in my abdomen. My doc says at least get the ultrasound, but right now it looks like insurance won’t allow it unless I get the radiation too. How dumb is that? But I still think the ultrasound will still lead to more tests. I just am flabbergasted at how much pressure there is to submit to conventional imagine, and animosity toward alternatives. My doctor dismissed the thermogram out of hand with “I don’t know anything about this” when I gave her the report, and didn’t even want to look at it. I still can’t decide what to do. Now it appears that my husband’s health is being affected by the stress from me not submitting to radiation and worrying about whether I have cancer. It all feels ridiculous.

    1. Julie Koewler
      10 months ago

      Hi Cynthia, It saddens me you have no one has responded to you post. It’s understandable you feel so frustrated. There are no simply solutions to what you are dealing with. I can’t say I have been in your situation or know the to what levels of our frustration is. I simply wanted to acknowledge and validate what you are feeling. In offering advice, I would like to say to go with you gut on what feels right. It sounds like your biggest concern over this is the stress your husband is experiencing. I’m wondering if there are some ways you both can talk about the situation and ways to come up with positive next steps that is workable to both of you? Wishing you all the best!

    2. Barbara
      6 months ago

      I am a Thermographer located in Western Pennsylvania. I have a mobile unit and I am will to travel to surrounding states to offer my services. If you own a clinic or office and would like to have me, I will come to you. Please feel free to call anytime at 412-378-7506 All About Thermography ask for Barbara
      P.S. Most Medical Doctors don’t know what to do with a Thermogram once it is presented, seek out a Holistic doctor who can eradicate your problem if you have one, before turning into disease or cancer. Thermography offers the earliest detection of breast changes years before mammogram. This is the greatest benefit, it gives you TIME to heal your problem before having to submit to conventional medicine.

  27. Kate Qadir
    12 months ago

    I’m saddened to realize in Georgia there’s no such type testing available any recommendations?

    1. IP
      7 months ago

      That is not true. At least true for Atlanta. We have a few places. I have done it a few times. Google Mobile Thermographic Imaging. They cover more than Atlanta.

    2. Jane
      6 months ago

      Dr Melville and Dr Schultz in the Athens, Ga area have thermography in their offices. I have used it for several years after a DCIS diagnosis. I elected to treat naturally with a Natropath working with these Doctors, and have a lumpectomy. It was a great success. I also have radically changed my health through eating and exercise along with supplementation. I am after two years having a plastic surgeon adjust the breasts to match. All the surgeons are requiring a mammo before they will do the surgery. SO, after three years of no mammo, I am doing one. and then I will continue with the thermography annually at least. The Mobile Thermographic Imaging group in Georgia that travels can be reached at 678.852.8548.

  28. Dr. Maria Taheny
    12 months ago

    Excellent information! As a clinician in psychology (Phd) I see those with anxiety relating to impending death. Even if there is no physical threat of death, a client will convince herself of a potential threat if a doctor tells her it may occur. The clients most fearful of the condition are often in need of a psychologist to work through the fear, not a test to take away the fear. Fear simply indicates the value one places on the potential lost object, in this case Life, and a test will not make fear retreat. It just gives a false sense of security that looms over them like a cloud. More importantly, an opportunity is being missed on several levels. The anxiety will remain even after a negative mammogram. However, we know that anxiety actually inhibits the immune system, so if a tumor is missed by mammography (because it is too small to detect) coping with the anxiety can produce a change in the body’s response to the tumor.

    Kudos for saying out loud what many women fear was already the case. Logic tells us not to slam our breasts against the shower door and a wall. Why on earth would we accept that type of treatment for the sake of “just in case” with mammography?

  29. Ashley ageloff
    1 year ago

    I received my first screening in 2013. Now I do thermography screenings professionally. I am passionate about spreading awareness in order to save lives, and to prevent cancer from developing through holistic techniques.

  30. Joanne
    1 year ago

    Where is thermography available in Quebec and specifically Montreal?

    1. Sharon
      9 months ago

      our clinic offers thermography in ottawa and we will be setting up a location shortly in Quebec. You can check out our website at http://www.thermographymedicalclinic.com

  31. Eileen mccormick
    1 year ago

    I am 73 and have not had a mammogram for 2 yrs. I thought after 74 you didn’t have to have anymore. What is your view on this.

  32. ORT
    1 year ago

    Thermogram isn’t accurate. Had a lump and before having a mammo I had thermography at Dr. Getson’s clinic and the result was negative. A few weeks later I had my mammo and my doctor ordered a biopsy and found out I had stage 2 CA. Thermogram isn’t accurate.

    1. Margie
      1 year ago

      I am not a doctor but I have had thermography. Did you have an established baseline? It is my understanding that a woman gets scanned and then rescanned 3 months later. If there is not a difference between the 2 scans then that is her baseline scan. Then from that point her yearly exams are compared to that original baseline scan. If you didn’t have an established baseline there was nothing to compare to.

  33. Betty minifie
    1 year ago

    I am wonder after age 75 how often one should have a thermogram. I agree with you, until men put there scrotums under 50 lbs why should we!!!!Betty

  34. Linda Clinger
    1 year ago

    My gynecologist recommended my bi-annual mammogram. I asked about thermography instead and he told me that thermography has not been shown to be reliable. After reading so much about mammography, I believe thermography is the way to go for me, so I will be paying out-of-pocket to have this done. It just makes sense.

  35. S Wedemeyer
    1 year ago

    Had type of DCIS HER2-NEU 3+ positive. Minimal surgery; dose of IORT – over and done with. I don’t find 3D mammograms to be anything painful and follow doc orders. So far, so good. I’d prefer not to sit around for years wondering if I will end up with killer cancer. Maybe some DCIS issues can be ignored. I was told mine wasn’t. If thermography was the best way to go, it should be a regular “thing” out there and covered by insurance. I do many alternative things and study up on all that affects me but I hope to have good health to the end and no stress worrying about “do I or do I not have cancer?”

  36. Marjorie
    1 year ago

    In Canada, this ineffective practice has been discontinued. “Health Canada has issued “cease and desist” orders to clinics offering breast thermography as a cancer diagnostic device because thermography cameras are not licensed as a medical device in Canada, and because thermography is viewed as ineffective by medical experts.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-contact_thermography

    1. Alida Carslake
      1 year ago

      I believe this has been reversed. I have had thermographs in the past & have been receiving emails to come back again for another from my clinic in Canada.

      1. Jan
        12 months ago

        I had one last week in Ottawa.

    2. Shelley
      2 months ago

      Not true, I am scheduled for one next week and I’m in Western Canada

      1. Lisa
        1 week ago

        Hi Shelley, can you tell me where you are having your thermography performed? I live in Western Canada too, Vancouver Island.

        Many thanks,
        Lisa

  37. gina
    1 year ago

    Twenty-four years ago I was diagnosed with stage 1 non-Hodgkins lymphoma, given 6 weeks of localized radiation, and told to watch and wait. I am still waiting. Eleven years ago I was diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast, and told to have bilateral mastectomies. Because of my previous experience, against my surgeon’s wishes, I chose five years of Tamoxifin and to watch and wait. I am still waiting. Five years ago, after five years of being in menopause, I began bleeding heavily. A benign polyp which had caused the bleeding was removed. However, cancerous cells were found in the lining of my uterus and I then underwent a hysterectomy. My ovaries were also removed at the time, without consulting me, because the surgeon later claimed, ” I didn’t need them anymore.” I have used both conventional medicine and alternative therapies throughout the years, which is why I believe I am still here. And after reading Dr. Northrup’s indorsement for thermography, I just might add it to my yearly mammography.

  38. Devorah
    1 year ago

    Unfortunately, insurance does not cover thermography, and the cost is a few hundred dollars.

    1. maryon
      12 months ago

      Thermograms are not covered in US, but for some of us, neither are mammograms.
      Thermogram I had in2009 showed some type of disturbance in my lower esophagus. I had opted for a breast and also a midsection/abdominal thermogram. Oddly enough, this summer, i have begun to have physical symptoms that i can now see that thermogram picked up years ago, but I had forgotten about until now because I was focused on breast thermogram.
      So I do believe they are a valid part of breast / whole body diagnostic, it would be helpful here in US if more physicians would at least look at the images and help us make good decisions on where to go next.

    2. Lanora
      11 months ago

      Worth every cent. I have had them for 11 years. Instead of surgery for DCIS, cleared in 3 months .

  39. Sharon
    1 year ago

    I had fibrocystic breasts for years. I’ve had a few mammos in my 40s. I had one in 2014 that was suspect and they wanted me to come back. I found out about thermography and started getting them. They showed I had fibrocystic breasts, after my own research I started taking Iodine/Iodide and after 3 months had another thermogram and one a year later. My breast are a cool shade of blue (no heat; no pain) and now at low risk of breast cancer. It is so shocking that not more people know about this safer technology that shows more upstream. Dr. N. I owe it to you as I found an interview with you online (maybe w. Dr. Mercola) and you impacted me tremendously with your approach to health and healthy aging!

    1. Eliz
      1 year ago

      Wow, so Iodine/Iodide helped your fibrosistic breasts? How much do you take? Do you add it to food?

      1. Sierra
        2 months ago

        Read “The Iodine Crisis” by Lynne Farrow and “Iodine” by Dr. David Brownstein, it will explain all you need to know–Iodine/Iodide (as in the Iodoral or Lugol’s brand) really works!

  40. Kristine Paranica
    1 year ago

    It would be nice to have a list of clinics offering thermography in the US. Can you post a list to the blog?

    1. Sharon
      9 months ago

      iamtonline.org/for-patients/

      go to this site and click on patients and then click on find a location.

  41. Glenda
    1 year ago

    Hi Dr Northrup. IN Perth Western Australia we cannot get thermography and I have previously had mammogram followed by ultrasound. My question is having a ultrasound only sufficient screening when thermography is not available? Im 60 years young.

  42. Gina Johnson
    1 year ago

    The problem I’ve found is that many medical groups in Utah ( intermountain Health Center (IHC) hospitals and clinics University of Utah hospitalsand clinics and others don’t have or offer Thermography. There us one facility in American Fork Utah that does but, my insurance will not cover the service. I checked with my insurance company and until the ceo and board choose to cover this you are stuck with Mammograms. We all need to contact our insurance companies to give us thus option for care as well. Is there a secret as to how to get this implimented? The more you know the better you can care for you and your family. Thank you for the article. This is the third one I’ve read about thermography this year.

  43. Brenda Kelliher
    1 year ago

    USA is 9th in the world (behind 8 European National Health systems) for breast cancer recurrence, survival -with almost no improvement in 50 years, and NO modern evidence of the value of chemo or radiation, just some marginal evidence of Aromatase Inhibitors ( kill ALL estrogen, destroy bones, brain) and Tamoxifen (declared carcinogen, uterine cancer/plus strokes) … these long term chemo drugs take daily for 5-10 years) reducing risk of recurrence only very slightly and dished out for DCIS and for IDC equally, even being sold now as preventive medication for women with a BRCA gene!!!Thermography is the recommended baseline imaging in Switzerland now – followed by ultrasound …and mammogram (Xray) only as a last step before conducting biopsy.
    HOWEVER – thermography, and ultrasound, take more time ( = $$$$$) and require much greater focus and skill from the technician ….
    AND Big Radiation (General Electric, etc) make billions from the antiquated machinery, leasing and locking radiology practices into a cash treadmill with GE Finance….. GE, Siemens, Westinghouse etc see mammography and irradiation machinery as a GROWING Market for the future in Asia, South America “as the shift to Western diet increases and cancer rates grow” (from a very extensive Radiation Industry FOrecast I had to look at as part of my global industries forecasting job) …..

    1. Ana
      4 months ago

      Can you provide a link that shows thermography is the recommended baseline for Switzerland? I cannot find any information relating to this claim. Europe is indeed looking at whether or not mammograms are needed but it is still recommened. http://ecibc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/european-guidelines and according to this, http://ecibc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/20181/22500/JRC-102341_Guidelines+platform_web.pdf/e6ca142e-1af3-4464-9c5e-f8051cba3f76, Europe plans on unveiling guidelines on how to diagnose and treast breast cancer.

    2. Ana
      4 months ago

      Brenda Kelliher:
      Can you provide a link that shows thermography is the recommended baseline for Switzerland? I cannot find any information relating to this claim.

      Although Europe is indeed looking at whether or not mammograms are needed, it mammos are still recommended. http://ecibc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/european-guidelines.

      Further, according to this, http://ecibc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/20181/22500/JRC-102341_Guidelines+platform_web.pdf/e6ca142e-1af3-4464-9c5e-f8051cba3f76, Europe plans to unveil guidelines on how to diagnose and treast breast cancer. by 2018 at the earliest.

    3. Jean S.
      7 days ago

      Brenda, Wow! Thank you for educating those who do not know about the BIG going on in our country as well as world wide. BIG are making us sicker and sicker and sicker with the irony of the pharmaceuticals leading the way. All this medication is killing people. Monsanto is the leader in making the sprays that poison our food. They now genetically modify the plants so they can spray them with Roundup so the plants won’t die). Horrible!! This in turn is destroying our precious water, soil, wildlife, on and on it goes. The only way around not eating Roundup is to eat organically. What a crazy world we live in. Thank you Dr. Northrup for educating so many people and I know those people, like me, spread the word. You are amazing and loved by so many including me!!!

  44. Maryann
    1 year ago

    Informative article. I agree with the overtreatment of cancer. I am amazed at the women I meet who had double mastectomies after hearing they had DCIS, plus chemo and radiation. I hope in the future this is stopped.
    It is sad as a 2x malignant cancer survivor/patient. The non malignant cells I don’t worry about as much, but get tired of getting cut (I had melanoma also ). I hope you write more about breast health this month. Especially on follow up care for patients after having infiltrating ductal carcinoma or other malignant breast cancers. The treatment options available (tamoxifen and AI’s) seem to be limited with side effects that I do not want. I will look into thermography in the Atlanta area.

  45. Colleen
    1 year ago

    Dear Dr. Northrup,
    Until recently I might have agreed with you but due to a recent family event I now have to adamantly disagree. I have a sister who was doing thermography and was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to lymph nodes and rib. She was diagnosed after a self exam and mamogram. In theory it sounds like a great idea that should work, so while she did not do thermography every single year she did it often enough that her cancer should have been picked up. I could now never recommend or consider thermography.

  46. Grace
    1 year ago

    I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2011 and had a lumpectomy. There were no cancer cells in the tissue removed in surgery; they were all removed with the biopsy. After much discussion with my surgeon, oncologist, and radiation oncologist, we agreed that I could forego further therapy because the post surgery lab was clean.

    In the first few years after surgery, I had 8 or 9 mammograms. I was very concerned about this much radiation explosure but all the medical people seemed to think nothing of it.

    I haven’t had a mammo since 2014. I am still concerned that I had “too much too quickly”.

    I hope to find a thermography clinic with knowledgable staff who can give me some insight here. The medical world has us scared to death NOT to forego mammograms, but I see many reasons that I should.

    And it is hugely irritating that Medicare will not pay for thermography. A woman should have a choice!

    1. Mary Lynne Johnson
      1 year ago

      I agree!

  47. Sandra baruch
    1 year ago

    I have had Thermologies for the past 5 years.everything each year came back normal.I got a letter this year from my insurance company saying that they noticed I haven’t had a mamo for quite some time,and recommended I get one,free of charge.So just to play both sides safe,I got one.The experience was pleasant and the results were normal.Now,since i have peace of mind,next year i will continue with the thermagram.

  48. Christiane
    1 year ago

    Here’s a good resource for finding a good thermography center. http://www.btiscan.com/ I hope this helps.

    1. Anja Thybo
      1 year ago

      Dear Dr. Northrup – do you know of any certified thermography centers in Europe – preferably close to Copenhagen/Denmark, since it’s where I live? Thank you for sharing your voice with the world! Loving regards, Anja Thybo

      1. Sharon
        9 months ago

        go to iamtonline.org/for-patients/

        click on patients and go to find location.

  49. Kathleen Ivie
    1 year ago

    Are there any thermography offices in Salt Lake City, UT? I don’t know where I would even begin looking.

  50. Christiane Northrup
    1 year ago

    There is an excellent thermography clinic in the Toronto, Canada area run by Dr Alexander Mostovoy. Check this out: info@thermographyclinic.com

  51. NYArtist
    1 year ago

    Try finding someone near Kingston, NY who provides the test. If you do, email szukidavis@aol.com/ (But NOT Susan Wilson).

    1. Kelly Ann
      1 year ago

      NYArtist – in CT Dr Ginger Nash on Woodbridge. She is great!

  52. tb
    1 year ago

    I had a thermography and discovered that I have a tiny beginning of breast cancer. The cancer was detected in the thermography but not in the scan. Further blood tests and over 6K out of pocket for blood test confirming cancer. Now here is the catch! insurance and medicare does not cover tests or treatments because cancer thermography is “non conclusive”. Must have a conclusive test with a mammogram and biopsy.
    There is no way I can afford the recommended 3 month chemo at 20K a month + + +. Patting myself on the back for early detection (yip di doo), but what are your treatment options if you do not have the money to spend on life saving treatments?? Catch 22!!!

    1. Norma
      1 year ago

      There are natural alternatives and they are effective. Chemo and radiation will destroy your cells and will make you worse. People had been cured of cancer. There are some clinics across the border that treat you naturally but they are expensive. If you go to Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico, there will cost you the most 1,000.00 per week and you come back and follow the same nutrition system and you will be healed.

  53. Lynn
    1 year ago

    I live in the Sarasota, FL area and would like to know if you recommend a doctor in my area who uses thermography instead of traditional mammogram. Thank you.

    1. JJ
      1 year ago

      Our office has a visiting thermographer come in once a month (in FL – Orlando / Winter Park area) for screenings. We are Herbs and More, Inc. Our website is http://www.herbsandmorestore.com. I know that the thermographer also brings her roadshow to Sarasota. You can call Kristin at Central Florida Medical Thermography at 863-712-5037. Her company uses Physician’s Insight to read the thermal imaging.

      1. Sharon
        9 months ago

        kristen is the best!

  54. Julieth
    1 year ago

    Hello. I was diagnose wit stage one slow grow estrogen and progesterone positive breast cancer .. I got this images taking and they told me I have a healthy breast … Thus, so I don’t know if I should continue doing this images! The MRI and the biopsy confirm the CA. Why is this happening if I read so many research stating that thermal images suppose to see CA at early stages.. they can’t see my at stage one .. I don’t want to have more mammogram or even MRI to follow up on the grow of my CA because of the effect of radiation. But, I don’t know what to think about this. When I had my first images I did had the CA but I shoose not to give this information to the tech because i want them to tell me what they see. Now they told me there is nothing ! How we explain this … Should I go to the same place a do my second follow up .. The tech is mad with me because I dint told her since the beginning ,! So that is my story .. What are your thought Appreciate your feed back . Thank you!

    1. NYArtist
      1 year ago

      No radiation in an MRI

      1. Brenda Kelliher
        1 year ago

        MRI uses gadolinium which metal lodges in your bones and brain ..is NOT washed out by your kidneys (extensive proof in Japan, Europe) …
        AND MRI tears at the very atoms of your body – I will NEVER have one again ….
        Be Well This Day

    2. Christiane Northrup
      1 year ago

      Biopsy is the gold standard of diagnosis.,Imaging of all kinds sometimes misses pathology. If the tissue diagnosis was DCIS ( ductal carcinoma in situ) this is NOT cancer. The term needs to be changed because it scares people to death. And in the vast majority of cases it doesn’t lead to invasive cancer. Far
      Too many women are having treatment and even mastectomy for this diagnosis.

      1. SAR
        8 months ago

        Yes & DCIS is stage 0 not stage 1. So either she was misinformed about the stage or she really doesn’t have DCIS

  55. Stacy Rubis
    2 years ago

    Does anyone know a good thermographer in the NYC area? for breast thermography.

    1. Donna Calk
      7 months ago

      Stacy, did you ever find a good thermographer in the NYC area for breast thermography? Please share if you did :). Donna

  56. Frances Vizzini
    2 years ago

    I have recently relocated from CA, where the availability of naturopathic and integrative medical practices are more available and accepted. I would appreciate your recommendation of a breast thermography facility in Westchester County, NY with acceptable equipment and qualified, specifically trained physicians who can interpret the thermagrams.”

  57. AngelMarlow
    2 years ago

    Thank you for such a beautiful article, very informative. I have been using Thermography in my office for 10 years and the benefits of thermography for both men and women are invaluable.

    1. Christiane Northrup
      1 year ago

      Thank you!

  58. Jan
    2 years ago

    Hi Dr. Northrup, I am seriously considering switching to thermography from mammography, and I also plan to write about the subject for my online magazine. Like every other important medical topic, there are strong opinions on both sides. I am in search of specific facts, which opponents of thermography claim do not exist.

    Can you refer us to the studies you mention that show a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier and produces unambiguous results? Thank you!

  59. Lynette Benda
    2 years ago

    Can someone tell me a reputable Dr. In the Chicago area or Chicago suburbs?

    1. Dr. Rhonda J. Button
      2 years ago

      Absolutely, Dr. Nicholas LeRoy – he is in Chicago, and has been performing breast thermography for 20 years. http://drnick.net/ He even comes to our office in southeastern Illinois twice a year so that we can offer this to our patients!
      Dr. Rhonda J. Button
      Carmi, IL

  60. Carol Fretz
    2 years ago

    Is thermography available in Lancaster Co., PA?

  61. Mary Lou
    2 years ago

    I Amaya breast cancer survivor since 2004. I had DCIS of the right breast. I had colon cancer stage one in 2000. The onogoligist had me have lumpectomy and radiation.
    I don’t really like having mammograms,they really hurt and your breast hurts for couple of weeks too. Do you feel that thermogram would be good for me?

  62. Sue
    2 years ago

    Firstly I an Canadian and the Canadian health association does not believe Thermology is effective and as far as I am aware, there is no where in Canada for me to get this testing done annually. So how and where can I go about getting this testing? Also, you list criteria one should know about the equipment. How does the average person know if the piece of equipment they are using for Thermology meets the criteria? Help!

    1. Desiree
      2 years ago

      Hi Sue, I’m live in Toronto, if you find where thermology is done please forward the info . I will greatly appreciate it. My doc is forcing me for my annual Mamogram check up but I don’t want to do it that way.
      Your sincerely
      Desiree

      1. Vera
        2 years ago

        Your doctor can’t “force you” to get a mammogram. Just say no. You can refuse any test or procedure you like even in Ontario and they don’t do it annually here it’s every 2 years after 50. You can get thermography at pro-health imaging if you want to. I don’t get any cancer screening as I have an anxiety disorder and would have no quality of life worrying about more things than I already obsess about. If I get cancer I’m checking out with Carter vs. Canada, I wouldn’t get any treatment anyway. My take is there’s no virtue in living to a demented old age, I think like Ezekiel Emanuel. Now finding a doctor that respect your rights is another story. I just use a walk-in for my health care where they don’t force you to get stuff you don’t want.

      2. Heather Lewis
        1 year ago

        There is a small, lovely little town just east of Toronto, Port Perry. Sunleite health clinic. They do thermometry there. My husband is going to give me a session for my birthday. Check it out. I really don’t want squished boobs again.

      3. Janice
        1 year ago

        Hi Desiree,

        I have a thermography clinic in Burlington, ON with outreach clinics in Southern Ontario. You are welcome to visit http://www.healthscan.ca to make contact.

    2. Tracey
      1 year ago

      Hi there,

      I live in Victoria, B.C. and there is a private thermography clinic located here.
      Good luck with your search:)
      Tracey

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