Thermography Specialist

Advanced Health -  - Integrative Functional Medical Clinic

Advanced Health

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Current research has determined that the key to cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. For example, breast cancer discovered in its earliest stages has a 95% cure rate. Advanced Health is dedicated to providing one of the most essential tests in cancer risk assessment and early detection: Thermal Digital imaging or Thermography. We offer breast, upper body, and full body thermography as a part of a multi-faceted diagnostic approach to cancer detection and prevention. The procedure is painless and has no risk to patients. Based on the findings, treatment is personalized through the cutting-edge modalities utilized at Advanced Health.

Thermography

 

thermography

 

Current research has determined that the key to cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. For example, breast cancer discovered in its earliest stages has a 95% cure rate. Advanced Health is dedicated to providing one of the most essential tests in cancer risk assessment and early detection: Thermal Digital imaging or Thermography.  We offer breast, upper body, and full body thermography as a part of a multi-faceted diagnostic approach to cancer detection and prevention. The procedure is painless and has no risk to patients. Based on the findings, treatment is personalized through the cutting-edge modalities utilized at Advanced Health.

 

In 1957 it was discovered that the skin temperature over breast cancer is higher than in normal tissue. This led to the invention of thermography, the technological breakthrough in early cancer detection. Thermography is extremely effective in detecting the potential for cancer development and already-formed early stage cancer since it detects areas of high inflammation (“hot spots”) with cancerous potential.  It is FDA approved as an adjunct tool for prevention versus other diagnostic modalities (i.e., mammogram, CT scan, MRI, PET scans) which only detect gross anatomical changes.

 

Medical Director and Founder of SF Advanced Health, Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D. explains “Thermography has the ability to warn patients up to 10 years before any other procedure that a cancer is forming. As part of our multimodal approach to cancer prevention we can help hundreds of people at high risk of cancer detect tissue abnormalities at the earliest stage. With thermography I can employ early treatment protocols that can precisely prevent to even reverse early stage cancer by correcting imbalances which feed cancer cells.”

 

How does Thermography work in cancer detection and prevention?

 

Thermography Scan

 

While mammography, CT, MRI, and PET scans rely primarily on finding the physical tumor mass, Thermography utilizes infrared imaging to measure minute differences in temperature detected from increased blood circulation and metabolic changes.  These temperature changes are displayed as pictorial color images.

 

The use of Digital Infrared Imaging is based on the principle that metabolic activity and vascular circulation in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing cancer is almost always higher than in normal  tissue. Since cancer cells are fast growing, they increase blood circulation to cancer cells and shunt circulation away from healthy tissue. This process frequently results in an increase in regional surface temperatures of the tissue (ie., breast) which is easily detected on thermography.

 

Issues with Mammography

Mammography have been used for breast cancer detection for decades.  The Cancer Prevention Coalition has demonstrated through extensive clinical studies that low levels of radiation exposure from routine mammography poses significant cumulative risk for causing breast cancer.  The radiation causes substantial damage to DNA than previously assumed.

Mammography is not an effective diagnostic test for women with dense breasts and breast implants. Since mammography can display incorrect findings 80% of the time (false positive or negative results), it has led to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of non-invasive breast tumors.  For instance, trauma to the breast -- including compression of the breast during mammography, stereotactic biopsy of breast tissue, or lumpectomy can cause cancer cells to crawl to the wound and rupture cysts disseminating invasive cancer cells via surrounding blood vessels and lymphatic channels.

 

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Thermography as an Adjunct Tool for Cancer Detection Prevention

Thermography uses ultra-sensitive medical infrared cameras and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution diagnostic images.  The Journal of Medical Systems and the National Institutes of Health's PubMed recently reported that thermography’s latest analytical software sensors is 94.8% accurate and nearly twice as effective as mammography in detecting precancerous findings.  

It is important to understand that thermography does not provide an anatomic image and cannot be used to diagnose cancer. Rather, it measures the infrared heat emitted by your body and translates this information into thermal images. Thermography can therefore be utilized to follow breast health on a year-by-year basis. If a woman has areas of increased warmth and a breast biopsy indicates pre-cancerous changes such as dysplasia, the woman can initiate lifestyle and dietary changes to improve her overall health before any actual cancer has developed.

At Advanced Health we offer breast, upper body, and full body thermography to detect pre-cancer changes and better understand many chronic conditions.  

The procedure is painless and has no risk to the patient.  

Breast Thermography takes only 30 minutes, and costs $350.

An Upper Body Thermography takes only 45 minutes, and costs $450.

A Full Body Thermography takes 60 to 75 minutes, and costs $550.

 

Don’t wait any longer to safely assess your cancer risk. Call our office today to learn about thermography and book your appointment today.  Based on your thermography results, Advanced Health will continue to personalize your treatment with our cutting-edge modalities in prevention and wellness care.