Termography Offers Health Screenings Safe by Shelly Laine T

he growth rate of breast cancer cells is a rapid and alarm- ing reality. Within a year, two cells become 16. In four years, 16 have advanced to more than 65,000. And in eight

years, the point at which mammography typically detects a prob- lem, those cells have multiplied to approximately four billion. It’s a scary fact facing all women, who are typically advised to

begin routine mammograms around age 45 but are most at risk between 30 and 50. So, wouldn’t it give you peace of mind if you didn’t have to wait for potentially devastating results but could instead proactively keep track of early indicators to protect your health? Digital infrared thermal imaging provides that comfort. Te technology, administered locally by the professional team

at Beacon Termography, Inc., is a non-invasive tool used to iden- tify changes in the body over time. For women concerned with breast health, thermography can begin detecting vascular changes at the one-year mark—when cell count is only 16. With early detection, prevention of what can oſten be fatal illnesses is the ultimate goal. So, when changes in the body are detected earlier, that can translate into better treatment options and a better over- all outcome for patients. And because it is safe and pain-free—no radiation, breast compression or physical contact of any kind— there is no added risk to taking control of your health. Using a digital infrared camera that measures your body’s

surface temperature, Certified Clinical Termographers Shelly Laine, Cecilia Laine-Meinhold and Tanis Clark at Beacon Ter- mography can create a “digital map” of your body, showing heat patterns that could be a sign of a condition or abnormality. Tat map is crucial, since tests like x-rays, mammograms and MRIs are only able to provide information on structures within the body. Medical thermal imaging, by comparison, can pick up warning signs like inflammation or angiogenesis—increased blood supply to a growing tumor. Once captured, the thermal images are reviewed by medical

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doctors, who are also board-certified Termologists. Taking into consideration a patient’s symptoms, health history and thermog- raphy results, the doctor will then report results and may make recommendations. Oſten, in the case of abnormal screening results, the recommendation is to seek clinical correlation (e.g. blood work and/or x-rays, mammograms and ultrasound). In that sense, thermography works in conjunction, not in competition, with traditional screenings like mammograms. In fact, the two tests are quite different yet together can help accurately diagnosis breast cancer as early as possible. Termography has been FDA-approved as an adjunct to ana-

tomical testing since 1982, and has received the endorsement of well-known doctors like Joseph Mercola, a leading expert globally in natural health. Dr. Sonya Young at Elite Chiropractic in Wilm- ington states, “It is a major step in the right direction, adding a safe effective way to scan the body, especially for women and breast screening. Many of our patients, as well as I, have already had our thermographic scans, and are excited about the ease of the process, the professional reports/recommendations and quick outcomes this service has offered.” In addition to breast cancer screenings, thermography can

be used to detect a variety of injuries, conditions and illness- es—diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and vascular disease, among them. Many patients opt to have routine full-body screenings as a preventative measure to help ensure optimal health and outcomes at all times and, most importantly, peace of mind.

Certified Clinical Termographer Shelly Laine and her team

at Beacon Termography, Inc. can provide you with the benefits of well-being through thermography. Screening appointments are now available at Health Touch NC LLC in Durham. Visit or call 910-803-2150.

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