This weeks Topic of The Week.
Starting October 18th, we will be having Jeanne Wilson, a Certified Clinical Thermographer, offering sessions on a monthly basis. I’ll have more information on a following post and you can also call our office for more information and to get scheduled.
Breast thermography is a diagnostic imaging procedure to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
This procedure is based on the principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in the normal breast. Since pre-cancerous and cancerous masses are highly metabolic tissues, they need an abundant supply of nutrients to maintain their growth. In order to do this they increase circulation to their cells by sending out chemicals to keep existing blood vessels open, recruit dormant vessels, and create new ones (neoangiogenesis). This process results in an increase in regional surface temperatures of the breast.
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