October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Ann Arbor Thermography, a service of Malcolm Sickels, M.D., wants to to remind everyone, especially, women, that thermography can detect signs of breast cancer much earlier than mammograms alone, thus allowing for proactive prevention before a serious clinical situation arises. All studies are read by board-certified physicians for reliability and accountability.
Thermography uses an infrared camera to identify heat patterns on the skin. Inflamed, pre-cancerous and cancerous cells give off more heat in an abnormal pattern. After establishing a baseline, the pattern identified by the thermograph can indicate the health of the cells and whether or not future pathology may arise.
Thermography has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an adjunctive breast cancer screening tool since 1982 to identify warning signs of an increased risk for cancer. Thermography is not intended to be a replacement for mammography, but instead provides additional information. Thermography has no known side effects, does not emit radiation or involve any pressure on the breast tissue. It can be used safely at any age.