Thermography and Breast Cancer Detection
Breast Thermography Guidelines for Early Breast Cancer Detection
Statistics indicate that 15% of all breast cancers occur between the ages of 20 and 44 (1). However, there are no guidelines for the use of sensitive detection imaging during these years. With the addition of Digital Infrared Imaging (breast thermography), women in this age group have a sensitive procedure that they can add to their regular breast health check ups. The following thermographic guidelines for early breast cancer detection include careful breast monitoring during these years.
Digital Infrared Imaging / Breast Thermography Guidelines
Initial infrared scan by age 20
20-30 years of age - every 3 years
30 years of age and over - every year
1) American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Guidelines and Statistics, 1999-2000