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Early Detection of Functional Changes Linked with Growth of Cancer

Oct 08, 2015 05:18PM ● By By Dr. Maria Bond

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. After preventive measures through diet and lifestyle management, early detection is the best defense against cancer. Tumors grow at an exponential rate, taking eight to 10 years before the structure is large enough (about three-eighths of an inch in diameter) to be detected with a mammogram.

After seeing widespread use in military and industrial applications, the FDA-approved thermography is recognized as a medical assessment tool for its ability to detect changes in body temperature as small as one-hundredth of a degree. These heat signature images are then interpreted by specially trained radiologists and doctors to indicate signs of precancerous cell growth after just three months, to monitor treatment progress, and to highlight functional variations associated with disease and pain, even before symptoms arise.

While mammography and thermography don’t diagnose breast cancer—biopsy is the only method of diagnosis—thermography provides a map of abnormalities and identifies changes in blood vessel activity in the breast as well as surrounding areas unreachable by mammography, allowing the opportunity for diagnosis and treatment in the earliest stages of cancer growth. It’s in these first months and years that safe, natural therapies are most effective in halting and reversing cancer. The longer cancer grows undetected, the less responsive it is to treatment, including the toxic chemicals and radiation normally associated with cancer.

The use of medical thermography allows for the earliest possible detection of cancer, alerting women to functional changes and adverse health conditions without the danger of causing further cancer growth with the radiation or painful physical compression of mammography. We encourage women to take a proactive role in their health with lymphatic detox massage and annual thermographic screenings.

Dr. Maria Bond is a board-certified naturopathic doctor, and owner of Organic Health Alliance and Thermography of Indianapolis. Connect at 317-370-5111 or See ad on page 22.
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