Hi everybody! It’s October, which is breast cancer awareness month, so I’m sure you’re seeing lots of things about mammograms and screenings and such right now. You should really do your research before getting a mammogram. I highly recommend that you do NOT let what a doctor says influence you, nor your family or friends. Do YOUR OWN research!
My mom had a double mastectomy in her 40’s, so I am supposed to be checked regularly via mammogram. Uh uh, no way, not happenin’ ever again. I had two when I was in my 30’s and they were very uncomfortable, and one was downright painful.
I learned about, and researched, thermography and found that it is a much better alternative for me, and could be for you! If done regularly (annual) it can find issues yearrrrrs earlier than a mammogram can. WITHOUT the radiation! I had a full body thermogram last year and a baseline and follow up 3 months later for the “girls”, now it’s just an annual thing unless there is a problem. It’s like a fingerprint. Unless there is something wrong, it doesn’t have significant changes. Thermography can not only find cancer but it can find other things too, like clogged lymph nodes, heart issues….lots of things. They even found my plantar faciitis that I didn’t tell them I had! I highly recommend you check into it.
What happens in an exam? Well, first off, it’s downright chilly, but they want your body temperature to come down. It’s basically like an infrared camera, it reads hot spots. It is 100% non-evasive. A little embarrassing for us that don’t want to be clothing free in front of people, but they make it as comfortable as possible and you are only sans clothing in the area they are checking as they are checking it, then you re-cloth and go to the next area to check. Then they send all the pictures to a certified specialist to check for abnormalities. Once they do that, they will send you a verrrry comprehensive report, and can/will send one to your doctor if you wish.
Not all doctors are on board with this type of screening, but many are skeptical only due to not knowing anything about it and need to research it themselves. Some won’t believe a word you tell them unless it’s literally in some kind of Medical Journal. Regardless, do your own research, make your own decision and do what you feel is right for you, whether you decide to go ahead with a mammogram or choose thermography, make it YOUR choice, not a choice your a coerced into making.
Please take the time to click on the link below and read the article, it just might change or mind…..or not. Regardless, please make an informed decision when it comes time for your next screening.
Switzerland Completely Abolished Mammography Screenings: Here’s Why You Should Probably Never Get One – Collective Evolution
Until next time, have a happy healthy day! 🙂