Breast Thermography vs Mammogram

In November 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that for women ages 41-50 that a mammogram should be considered a very private decision between doctor and patient.  Currently the most utilized breast cancer screening techniques are done with ultrasound or mammography.  Many believe that a mammogram is the best test for detecting breast cancer early; however, according to studies conducted, a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier and produce unambiguous results which cuts down on additional testing.  Thermography doesn’t hurt the body or sensitive breast tissue.  Dr. Christiane Northrup

Breast thermography detects patterns of heat produced from the increased circulation produced by abnormal metabolic activity in cancer cells.  It is a physiological test that detects changes in breast tissue that shows the correlation with the presence cancer or pre-cancer states.  

Thermography does not use any form of ionizing radiation (x-ray).  Thermography uses an infrared thermograph camera that makes tens-of-thousands of detailed measurements of skin temperature at a distance of five to eight feet.  It collects electronic data of absolute temperature measurements viewed by an electronic image giving a spectrum of colors.  The colors indicate increased or decreased levels of infrared radiation or Heat being emitted from the body’s surface.

Breast thermography has the ability to detect the first signs that cancer may be forming up to 10 years before any other procedure can detect it.  

Thermography is safer than mammography because:

  • it doesn’t spread cancer cells throughout your body by rupturing capillaries near undetectable cancers;
  • it cannot ruin your figure;
  • it gives off zero radiation;
  • it catches 90% of cancers (compared to 5-80% by mammography);
  • it signals very few false positives (only  10% compared to 27% by mammography;
  • it has predictive value–the hotter the tumor, the faster it’s growth;
  • while mammography shows only structure by x-rays, thermography shows live function by heat;
  • because it predicts, it gives you advance warning of possible trouble. 

Source:   Dr. Robert J. Rowen, M.D., Second Opinion Health Newsletter

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

There is early detection through Thermography Screening.  The faster a malignant tumor grows, the more infrared radiation is generated.  Results from thermography screening can lead to earlier detection and longer life.

Medically, it is not known the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC).  It is suspected that it’s a pathogen, i.e. visual signs of an infected insect bite that is spreading throughout the breast.

  • may be connected to 6% of breast cancers;
  • fast growing inflammatory cancer with low survival rates;
  • mammograms do not pick up this kind of cancer;
  • self-examinations do not help detect IBC;
  • thermograms will detect IBC 


Be treated early for Breast Cancer–only 20% of biopsied breast lumps are cancerous.  If cancer is found early, there are choices for treatment.  With prompt treatment the outlook is good.  Most women treated early for breast cancer will be free from it for the rest of their lives.

Places in Utah for Breast Thermography are:

Utah Thermography Clinic, Dr. Phil Hoekstra, Thermologist, 34 South 500 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84121   Phone:  801-885-4616 or 801-518-8396.

Baker Chiropractic & Accident Rehabilitation —  Mobile Unite by St. George Thermography Thermography Scheduling:  435-862-1896 — 2255 N University Parkway #3, Provo UT 84604


If you are interested in a workshop on Breast Health and Hormone Dysregulation, Healthy LIfe Institute will be hosting one in the near future.  Call 801-358-4777 for a schedule.  The workshop is free!




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