Breast Thermography Lehigh Valley Azani Medical Spa


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Dr. Monica Gavin from Azani Medical Spa in Bethlehem PA discusses breast thermography as a safer alternative to mammogram for breast cancer detection.

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Breast Thermography Lehigh Valley Azani Medical Spa

  1. 1. Breast Thermography<br />Dr. Monica Gavin<br />Azani Medical Spa<br />
  2. 2. Breast Cancer<br />Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55<br />Mammography is not as effective and safe as widely thought<br />
  3. 3. Mammography<br />About 70 percent of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer. At the same time, mammograms also have a high rate of missed tumors, or &quot;false negatives.&quot; Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, in his book, The Politics of Cancer, claims that in women ages 40 to 49, one in four instances of cancer is missed at each mammography.<br />
  4. 4. Mammography<br />Mammography also carries radiation risks. According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, one estimate is that annual radiological breast exams increase the risk of breast cancer by two percent a year. So over 10 years the risk will have increased 20 percent.<br />
  5. 5. Mammography<br />Since mammographic screening was introduced, the incidence of breast cancer has increased by 328 percent<br />In addition to harmful radiation, mammography may also help spread existing cancer cells due to the considerable pressure placed on the woman&apos;s breast during the procedure. <br />
  6. 6. Breast Thermography<br />It is radiation free, non-invasive, FDA approved, relatively inexpensive, and detects early, potentially reversible physiologic changes associated with later development of breast cancer.<br />
  7. 7. What thermography offers and its strong points<br />No radiation, non-invasive, harmless. <br />Can be used as often as indicated to trace a problem, observe the effectiveness of treatment, or monitor the health of the breast over time. <br />Functional imaging. Detects physiologic changes. Cannot pinpoint the exact area of suspicion inside the breast. <br />
  8. 8. What thermography offers and its strong points<br />Non-contact. Nothing touches the breasts. <br />Earliest method of breast cancer detection known. <br />Can detect a pathologic state of the breast up to 10 years before a cancerous tumor is found by any other method. <br />Has the ability to detect fast growing aggressive tumors. <br />
  9. 9. What thermography offers and its strong points<br />In 7 out of 10 women, thermography will be the first alarm that something is happening. <br />A positive infrared image represents the highest known risk factor for the existence of or future development of breast cancer – 10 times more significant than any family history of the disease. <br />Due to the nature of infrared imaging, pre-cancerous and cancerous tumors as deep as the chest wall can be detected<br />
  10. 10. Breast Thermography Free Report<br />Get your free report at<br />under Wellness<br /><br /> The report goes over the information in much more depth so you are well informed.<br />
  11. 11. Cost<br />$350 dollars<br />No insurance accepted BUT<br />You can call your insurance company and check to see if you will be reimbursed.<br />CPT code is 94999<br />Diagnosis codes are:<br />Screening for malignant neoplasm V76<br />Fibrocystic breast 610.1<br />Family history of Breast Cancer V16<br />
  12. 12. Very Limited Appointments<br />Call us at 610-625-3000 to schedule your appointment.<br />Download patient forms from<br /> Under Contact Us, Patient Forms<br /><br />
  13. 13. Don’t take chances!<br />Avoid Radiation Risks<br />Detect pre-cancerous changes<br />Take charge now!<br />