You might not realize that cancer is now the disease most likely to lead to your death. It passed heart disease as the #1 killer a number of years ago.
And if you are a woman, breast cancer is the type of cancer you are most likely to get.
There are many approaches you can take to prevent breast cancer (or any cancer), including the dietary changes and lifestyle modifications I recommend on my site.
However, if you already have breast cancer — even in the early hidden stages — you need a radically different strategy, since the cancer could kill you before your dietary and other changes take effect.
Let me say this about mammograms: you may think they are the ideal screening tool to give you a warning stage before the cancer becomes far more difficult to treat. Unfortunately…
Mammograms Can Actually INCREASE Your Risk of Breast Cancer
That’s why I don’t recommend mammograms, despite what you may hear from other medical sources. They expose your body to radiation that can be 1,000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray — this makes you vulnerable unnecessarily to further risks of radiation-induced cancer.
Additionally, mammography compresses the breasts tightly (and often painfully), which could lead to a lethal spread of any existing malignant cells.
And there is no solid evidence that mammograms save lives. In fact, research demonstrates that adding an annual mammogram to a careful physical examination of the breasts does not improve breast cancer survival rates over getting the examination alone.
“The FDA states that mammography is still the most effective screening method for detecting breast cancer in its early, most treatable stages. The FDA also states that thermography devices should not be used as a stand-alone method for breast cancer screening or diagnosis.”
The Newest Safe Cancer Screening Tool
Fortunately, you now have some very effective options based on finding inflammation — the precursor to many of these types of cancers.
For the longest time, it wasn’t well-known that inflammation was the culprit responsible for many chronic diseases. However, many physicians like me now recognize that inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
And here’s some good news: early detection of inflammation may help you prevent many negative health conditions from developing.
And while you can reduce inflammation with dietary changes, nutritional supplements, antioxidants, detoxification, stress reduction, and more…
Here’s my diagnostic recommendation:
Find Out If You Have Inflammation Before it Becomes a Major Problem
Although this information is of particular interest to you if you’re a woman, men will also find it extremely helpful.
There’s a new diagnostic high-tech tool that I’ve recently welcomed to my clinic and it specifically measures inflammation.
It’s called thermal imaging or thermography. In a nutshell, this tool creates a digital map of your body that illustrates heat patterns — patterns that may detect some condition or abnormality. It uses a scanning-type infrared camera that measures your body surface temperature, presenting the information as a digitized image.
These thermal images (called thermograms) are analyzed for abnormalities that may be signs of disease in your body. Additionally, since your body is thermally symmetrical if normal, thermal asymmetries can indicate problems.
I recommend this tool because measuring inflammation through thermal imaging is a proactive, preventative method you can use for detecting disease, which significantly improves your chances for longevity and good health.
Additionally, thermograms provide:
- Reliable and accurate information for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis…
- Precise and objective data from accurate measurements of thermal information…
- Considerable financial savings over conventional investigations…
And unlike most diagnostic tests, thermal imaging is:
- Not painful…
- Quick – your multi-image exams usually take less than 15 minutes…
- Makes no contact with your body — with no body part compression (such as what you experience with mammograms)
- Emits absolutely NO radiation
“How Can Thermography Really Help Me?”
If you’re wondering how this new diagnostic system will specifically help you better achieve your health goals, let me reassure you:
There are a number of areas in which thermography will help you better understand your body. But it specializes in:
- Breast Imaging
- Pain Diagnostics
- Early-Stage Disease Detection
Yes, it’s true. Thermograms provide you with early diagnosis and treatment assistance in such problems as cancer, inflammatory processes, neurological and vascular dysfunction, and musculoskeletal injury.
What Else Can Thermography Help Detect in Your Body?
Early stage disease detection is another area in which thermography excels. For instance, let’s take heart disease prevention.
And here are some other examples:
- Arthritis: Thermography can help you detect early signs of arthritis — and differentiate between osteoarthritis and more severe forms like rheumatoid. Effective early treatment strategies can then be implemented, before you experience further degeneration.
- Neck and Back Pain: Thermal pain patterns ‘light up’ white and red hot on a scan in the involved area. You can get relief faster and begin restorative care that more precisely targets the correct area.
- Dental Issues: If you have TMJ, gum disease, or an infected tooth, this will show up on a thermal scan as white or red hot.
- Sinus Issues & Headaches: Significant heat in your forehead or sinus region revealed on a thermal scan is an indicator that these systems in your body are not functioning properly.
- Immune Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue: The immune system correlates to the T1 and T2 areas of your spine — high levels of heat in that region can indicate immune dysfunction. On the other hand, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and aching joints are just a few complaints that correlate to cool patterns seen at this area.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): This condition is often misdiagnosed. For instance, you may think you have CTS, yet the scan shows your neck is referring pain from a different affected area. This will help you get the most appropriate treatment.
- Digestive Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease are often visible with thermography. If you’re able to address these conditions early on, you’ll find that health restoration is much more likely.
- Other Conditions: Including bursitis, herniated discs, ligament or muscle tear, lupus, nerve problems, whiplash, stroke screening, cancer, and many, many others.
To read Dr. Mercola’s full article, click here.