The Value of Early Detection
“Screening” typically refers to the use of simple tests across a healthy population in order to identify individuals who may have a disease, but do not yet have symptoms. Detecting a disease early in its course may lower its impact on your life or prevent onset of serious complications. The most common disease associated with “Early Detection” is Cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018 there were (will be?) an estimated 266,210 new cases of Breast cancer in women resulting in 40,920 in deaths. There was (will be?) an estimated 2,550 new cases of breast cancer in men resulting in 480 in Other types of cancers include, but are not limited to ovarian, lung, prostate, colon/rectum, and skin cancer!
While Cancer takes approximately 566,000 lives each year, we overlook a far more staggering statistic. In 2018, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new diagnoses of cancer resulting in 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States. The statics are well documented in all fields of medicine that the earliest detection leads to the best outcome.
More than a third of all Americans – some 120 million people will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. Cancer, in other words, has a perception problem. We lack the ability to see what’s going on inside the body, or see inflammation on a molecular level with conventional medical technologies. Blood Tests, X-Rays and MRIs are typically performed after symptoms appear, and the findings are often incomplete and obscured. This is where thermography imaging studies can help save lives.
- Thermography is the ideal method of early detection of cancer, especially Breast cancer.
- Thermography detects temperature patterns associated with the blood flow which feeds cancer cells, or with the blood flow associated with inflammation. Inflammation will always precede symptoms of a disease or abnormality.
- Thermography has been shown to identify vascular patterns associated with cancer cell growth years before a cancerous tumor is detectable with mammography or other conventional diagnostic modalities.
- Would an image of the breast be more appropriate here? (since we are emphasizing breast cancer)
IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER DISEASES AND CONDITIONS
In addition to cancer, Thermography can provide early detection of:
- Cardio-Vascular Disease – responsible for more than 50% of US deaths annually (identify source)
- Thyroid and Metabolic Disorders
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Digestive Disorders
- Sinus and Allergy Problems
- Muskuloskeletal Problems, such as
- Carpal Tunnel
- Herniated Disks
- Undiagnosed Pain
- Nervous System Disorders
- Other forms of Undiagnosed Pain