For more info: see Is Breast Thermography an Alternative to Mammography?
I have no family history and am not at high risk for breast cancer. Why should I have a thermogram? Although family history is considered a risk factor, most women who develop breast cancer have no family history. A positive thermogram is considered the highest risk marker for the future development of cancer. It is 8 times more significant than a family history. Thermography can show if a woman may actually be at high risk despite the lack of a family history of cancer. I have a suspicious mammogram or felt a lump on my breast. Should I still have a thermogram? Absolutely yes. The information provided from the thermogram can clarify the other findings ultimately helping your doctor make better decisions as the best way to manage the situation. I have cancer and am scheduled for surgery. What benefit is there to thermography this late in the game? Thermography performed before and after a surgery can help evaluate the success of the procedure. Additionally, once a woman develops breast