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Learning About ThermaCan Breast Thermography In Calgary

Our Calgary Breast thermography is like taking a heat picture of your breasts. It captures the warmth naturally coming from your skin. Our skin is smart—it adjusts its temperature to keep us comfortable, either by releasing heat or holding it in. This automatic process is called thermoregulation, and our nervous system takes care of it without us even thinking about it.

The key idea behind breast thermography screening and imaging is that areas around potential breast issues, like pre-cancerous tissue or developing breast cancer, tend to be warmer than normal breast tissue. This happens because these troublesome areas are more active and need extra blood flow to grow. It’s like a sign that something might be going on.

When we look at the heat patterns of the breast, abnormal areas show up as hot spots. This can act as an early warning for doctors to check if there’s something off with the breast, like an infection, inflammation, or even cancer.

What’s great about our Calgary breast thermography is that it’s painless—you don’t have to endure breast compression or radiation. It’s a helpful tool to assess the risk of breast issues, not just for older women but also for younger ones. In our clinic, we’ve caught breast problems in women as young as 18 using thermal imaging.

This simple procedure, without any squeezing or radiation, looks at temperature changes and blood vessel patterns in the breasts. It helps spot signs of trouble way before they become serious issues. Because it’s super sensitive, breast thermography can pick up on subtle changes that might indicate the early stages of breast problems or even a pre-cancerous state.

We’ve been studying breast thermography for more than 30 years, and lots of research—over 800 studies—supports its effectiveness. It involves data from more than 250,000 women, with some studies tracking patients for up to 12 years. With an average accuracy of 90%, breast thermography is a trustworthy way to catch potential problems early on.

Breast thermography, while not a stand-alone tool for screening and diagnosing breast cancer, plays a crucial adjunctive role. It serves as an early risk indicator and a monitor for treatment effectiveness. When a thermogram signals a potential issue, it prompts a closer examination of the patient’s diet, exposure to environmental factors, toxins, and lifestyle.

For a comprehensive assessment, clinical blood work, ultrasound, and mammography are essential. In cases where mammography and blood work yield negative or inconclusive results, regular thermographic monitoring, conducted quarterly to semi-annually, is recommended for patients with suspicious thermograms. This ongoing evaluation allows for the examination of changes in tumor angiogenesis, and additional procedures can be ordered to aid in the earliest possible diagnosis.

Importantly, our Calgary breast thermography is non-ionizing and safe, eliminating the need for a passive “wait and see” approach. The notion of waiting, especially when mammograms are negative or inconclusive, is no longer acceptable. It’s time to take a proactive stance in our health decisions. With a universal, non-political approach, thermal imaging emerges as an invaluable early warning tool, becoming indispensable in patient healthcare.

Given the statistics that 1 in 8 women will face breast cancer, utilizing every available means for early detection is crucial for increasing the chances of survival. A combination of breast self-exams, physician exams, breast thermography, and mammography forms the most comprehensive early detection system to date. When treated in the earliest stages, cure rates greater than 95% become possible.

Therma Can

Therma-Can a Canadian based company, our mission is to provide accessibility women and men of all ages with medical-grade diagnostic infrared imaging measuring the function of breasts, thyroid, the facial carotid arterial network, and upper lymphatics. Our on-going dedication in the field of medical thermology is to educate,  support and inspire those within our communities. Therma-Can’s enhanced capabilities utilize the most experienced and finest source for analysis and reporting in the world. We are passionate about the work we do, and are here to provide a safe, non-toxic method to assist our clients in their optimal health journey.

Therma-Can partners with Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory. Therma-Scan was founded in 1972 with an unrelenting commitment to innovation, integrity and the highest ethical, technical and professional standards in the practice of diagnostic infrared imaging, Therma-Scan is the most experienced and accomplished provider of medical thermology in the world. They are proficient and certified by the American Board of Thermology in oncology, neuroscience and vascular thermology.  For more information on Therma-Scan please visit www.thermascan.com

EARLY DETECTION IS THE BEST DEFENSE

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BREAST THERMOGRAPHY

Gentle and Precise: Discover No-Touch, Non-Invasive, Radiation-Free Breast Health Screening
Breast Thermology service offers a safe and non-invasive approach to breast health screening, catering to breasts of all shapes, sizes, and density. Whether you have large or small breasts, implants, reductions, are pregnant, nursing, or have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy, this technology is compatible and tailored for your unique needs.

Especially beneficial when X-ray mammography faces limitations, such as in cases involving non-menopausal women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) users, dense breasts, fibrocystic disease, prior biopsies, implants, surgical reductions, pregnancy, lactation, or varying breast sizes. Breast Thermology boasts a remarkable approximately 97% sensitivity in identifying specific tissue features associated with breast cancer.

It’s important to note that while a normal thermology report doesn’t eliminate all possibilities of breast cancer, atypical or abnormal results from other evaluations should not be disregarded. Factors like tissue inflammation, infection, or hormone imbalances can affect the diagnostic accuracy, leading to false-positive findings, especially in initial studies. However, with repeated studies and comparative analysis over time, Breast Thermology typically excels in distinguishing non-cancerous conditions from evolving breast cancer.

Step into a realm of breast health screening that prioritizes your comfort and well-being, offering a reliable alternative when traditional methods face challenges.

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THYROID THERMOGRAPHY

Explore Thyroid Thermography: Understanding Your Thyroid’s Functional Balance

Thyroid Thermography offers a nuanced evaluation of the functional aspects of your thyroid structure, providing insights into cellular activity. Your thyroid plays a crucial role in regulating metabolic rate, impacting body weight, energy levels, immune function, and fertility.

Common symptoms like unexplained weight changes, sensitivity to temperature, hair loss, joint and muscle discomfort, heart palpitations, memory issues, and depression often find their roots in thyroid imbalances. Women, in particular, are prone to thyroid disorders, with hypothyroidism frequently linked to Hashimoto’s disease.

Thyroid Thermography seamlessly complements traditional diagnostic methods, such as hormone level assessments, antibody titers, clinical examinations, and symptom analysis. It acts as a valuable adjunctive modality in identifying thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, goiter, and thyroid cancer.

This non-invasive approach also serves as a simple screening tool to distinguish cancer from benign thyroid cysts. Moreover, Thyroid Thermography provides an ongoing monitoring tool for the effectiveness of treatment programs for thyroid disorders.

Discover the quiet power of Thyroid Thermography – a method that demystifies thyroid health with clarity and simplicity, empowering you to make informed decisions about your well-being.

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CAROTID THERMOGRAPHY

Stroke is the most common neurologic disease and the third most common cause of death in the developed world. The root cause of most strokes is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a slow and progressive process that narrows the lumen of arteries with the build-up of plaque and scar and predicates the acute clotting crisis. The carotid arteries supply approximately 85% of the blood to the brain and significant levels of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries present the highest single risk factor for stroke. Clinical symptoms of carotid insufficiency can be vague and there is a need for an inexpensive and non-invasive objective means to screen the at-risk population.

Doppler ultrasound can evaluate the luminal thickness and restrictions in the common carotid arteries up to and including the important bifurcation but not the internal carotid artery as it goes deep into the head. The superficial distribution of important branches of the internal carotid arteries in the face are easily evaluated with thermal imaging as a means to detect diminished blood flow in the common and internal carotid arteries and risk for stroke. Thermal imaging can detect hemodynamically significant stenosis of the carotid arteries with a very high sensitivity as compared to arteriography. Additionally, thermal imaging can also reveal indications of arterial compensation (natural bypasses) in the carotid artery networks that can be important to decisions in treatment. Thermal imaging is completely harmless, non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and quantitative.

THERMOGRAPHY VS MAMMOGRAPHY

Breast thermography has been FDA approved as an ‘adjunct ‘ diagnostic tool to mammograms since 1982.

There have been 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies in which over a quarter million women have participated in large-scale studies over 12 years. These studies show thermography to be 90% accurate.

Mammograms in pre-menopausal women can be up to 89% inaccurate, leading to unnecessary procedures, as well as emotional and physical trauma.

Many false negatives occur with mammograms since tumors are frequently located in the upper outer aspects of the breasts where the scans do not reach.

In Europe, Canada, & Australia healthy breasts are routinely screened with thermography and mammograms are used as a second line of diagnosis.

For earliest detection and prevention, it is recommended that women receive baseline breast thermography at age 20, every three years between ages 20-30, and annually from age 30.

Starting breast thermography at any age gives you the safest and earliest detection possible

Brenda Atkinson

Western Canada

Your ThermaCan Therapist

Brenda has always enjoyed helping people. This passion has encouraged both a fulfilling career and various life experiences. Originally from Southern Alberta, Brenda’s background includes specific training in Reiki, Acutonics, Psychosomatic Energy work and Bioregulatory Medicine. She was a practicing Registered Massage Therapist and has managed a Naturopathic Clinic. The knowledge she acquired from working in a preventative medicine-based clinic ultimately led her to become an integral member of the Therma-Can Inc. family.

Brenda is married with 3 married daughters and 4 grandchildren. On her time off, she owns and operates a small 7-acre farm, which provides them with many unique projects and tasks. She believes that wellness must address the body, mind and spirit.

Brenda is honored to be able to offer women a new choice in their breast health care regiment. Improving breast health ultimately improves overall health and she is pleased to be working with wonderful health care practitioners who have the same mission.

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