Thermoscan: The Hot New Breast Exam

What is a Thermoscan?

I didn’t know what a Thermoscan was either until my mother got a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ coupon to have one and I agreed to go along as her “plus-one” to see what it was all about.

The Thermoscan uses heat sensitive technology  to take a picture of your breasts. These photos, along with forms containing your information, are then emailed to a doctor who specialises in this area. After reviewing the forms and the photos, you are sent your results about two weeks later.

When we arrived, we were greeted by two very friendly and professional women. We were told to remove our tops and bras and to put on a gown and allow our body time to acclimatise to the temperature in the room. After about fifteen minutes I then stood in front of the camera. They took a few photos and then I was done (and it was much less awkward than going to the Gynae, promise!)

Why a Thermoscan and not a Mammogram?

Anyone who has ever suffered the indignity of a mammogram will tell you it’s quite the ordeal. However, that’s not the only problem; you are also exposing your sensitive breast tissue directly to radiation, which only increases your risk of cancer over time.

The best thing about the Thermoscan is that it detects abnormalities far earlier (by years!) than a mammogram. In my case, the Thermoscan found a lump on my left breast but because we found it so early I was afforded the luxury of time, which meant I was able to pursue natural alternatives to successfully restore myself to health.

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