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Breast Thermography: Noninvasive Screening for Breast Cancer

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Would you consider using breast thermography over a mammogram?
Air Date: 9/22/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Breast Thermography: Noninvasive Screening for Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 approximately 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women.

Typically, women are encouraged to have annual mammograms in order to detect the early warning signs of breast cancer.

Would you ever consider using breast thermography?

Breast thermography produces an image that shows the pattern of heat and blood flow on or near the surface of your body. Some doctors may use thermography as an alternative screening method for breast cancer, since it doesn't expose you to radiation or breast compression.

But, is it as accurate as a mammogram?

Listen in as Holly Lucille, ND, RN, discusses breast thermography and whether or not you should use this screening method over a mammogram.