Breast Cancer: What are the Chances?
Breast Cancer: ... What are the Chances?
In the 1940’s the chances of developing breast cancer were 1 in 40.
Times have changed.
Currently the American Cancer Society estimates that about 1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
75% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
15 - 20% of all breast cancers occur in women under the age of 45.
And in these younger women the cancer is almost always more aggressive with a lower survival rate. For this reason the guidelines are that women ages 20-30 get a thermogram every 3 years and those over 30, every year.
What are My Chances?
Studies have shown elevated risk factors in developing breast cancer.
Here are but a few:
Am I exposed to high EMFs (electromagnetic fields) such as cell phones, Wifi, microwave ovens, power lines, computers, etc.?
Have I had regular exposure to radiation?
Do I eat foods with GMOs?
Did I have root canals?
Did I use birth control pills for several years prior to a full term pregnancy?
Did I have a teenage abortion?
Do I have a Body Mass index of over 25? (Am I overweight?)
Do I drink alcohol or smoke?
Do I live a sedentary lifestyle?
Do I wear tight-fitting bras or tight upper-body garments?
Do I have high daily stress?
Do I have a broken “nurturing” relationship, such as parent-child?
Know your risk.
Thermography is a personal risk assessment tool in the war against breast cancer.
Using infrared technology, medical thermography reads your personal breast physiology by taking images. A Board Certified Breast Thermologist can then interpret the images, providing your personal Thermobiological Risk Rating, an internationally standardized grading system developed in France. It is basically a personal risk assessment for each breast…a way to measure your breast health.
The information thermography provides can help detect a problem starting or in process. Thermography is known for the earliest detection of breast cancer.
And we know with cancer, early detection is key.
Prevention is possible.
Scientists have concluded that more than half of all cancers can be prevented through lifestyle changes, healthier habits, and preventative self care.
Knowledge is powerful. Be proactive.