DECEPTION AND MISINFORMATION WRONGFULLY DISCOURAGES BREAST THERMOGRAPHY USE IN THE USA
Mammography screenings have been proven to be ineffective and inaccurate, while the radiation exposure is known to pose a serious health risk. Breast thermography, on the other hand, is a proven, accurate, safe and noninvasive screening modality. Nonetheless, the mammography industry, channeled through the American Cancer Society, continues to promote mammography as safe and effective, while discouraging the use of breast thermography. Why? It’s all about money.
The mission of the mammography industry is to generate as much revenue as possible by performing mammography examinations. It achieves its objectives through deception, propagating misinformation, intentionally misstating facts, and thwarting any technology that potentially threatens that income stream. The industry knows that breast thermography is a superior screening technique, so it does whatever it can to discourage its use, regardless of the cost to women’s health or lives.
The American Cancer Society Is the Voice of the Mammography Industry
- In virtually all of its important actions, the American Cancer Society has been strongly linked with the mammography industry. When the facts are revealed, it becomes clear why the ACS and the mammography industry are so closely intertwined. Five radiologists have served as its presidents, the mammography industry conducts research for the American Cancer Society, it serves on ACS advisory boards, and it donates considerable money to the ACS. Every action of the American Cancer Society supports the economic interests of the major manufacturers of mammogram machines and supplies
Ignoring the Experts and Misdirecting Women Experts report in the most prestigious medical journal that…
- “Screening for breast cancer with mammography is unjustified…the data show that for every 1000 women screened biennially throughout 12 years, one breast-cancer death is avoided whereas the total number of deaths is increased by six…there is no reliable evidence that screening decreases breast-cancer mortality.” – The Lancet
Reputable medical professionals have repeatedly reported in the most respected medical journals that mammography screening to detect early breast cancers is inaccurate, ineffective, and its X-rays are harmful to a woman’s health. The benefits are minimal, at best, but the hazard to women’s health is enormous. In fact, since mammography screening was introduced in the early 1970’s, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ has increased by 328%, 200% of which is due to mammography.
The experts on Breast Thermography:
- More than 800 peer-reviewed studies of over 300,000 women followed up to 12 years with breast thermography show clear and irrefutable evidence that breast thermography is an unsurpassed breast cancer screening technique. Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 90%, and can detect signs of cancer up to ten years earlier than is possible using mammography. Breast thermography is accurate, safe and noninvasive, and is approved by the FDA for breast cancer risk assessment.