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Mammography versus Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection

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Posted on Nov 02, 2016, 6 a.m.

Understanding the safest, most effective method of early detection in breast cancer

According to, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in the U.S. alone. The trick to surviving this unfortunate disease, is early detection. Luckily, there are several options available to detect cancer cells in the body. Some people use MRI, ultrasounds, and self-examination. The most popular, yet potentially fatal screening test that most women are recommended for is mammography. Mammography is a painful and ineffective way of detecting breast cancer in women. The most effective, however underutilized test is thermography, which records visual images of any part of the body using infrared sensors.


  • An outdated screening technique used to detect breast cancer
  • This extremely uncomfortable test uses X-rays to capture images of cancer cells
  • The radiation that emanates from Mammography can actual increase a person’s chance of breast cancer by up to 15%, causing the exact disease they are trying to help prevent.
  • Mammography is very ineffective in its techniques, as most tests only detect about 40% of breast cancer patients.
  • In order for a Mammogram to accurately detect breast cancer, the cancer cells have to already appear as a tumor of a certain size, meaning that early detection is impossible.
  • Mammograms have an extremely excessive rate of false positives, meaning that the test will find cancer where there isn’t any. This leads to unnecessary anxieties, and pointless treatments like biopsies, or radiation.


  • The safest, most effective way of early detection in breast cancer is through thermography.
  • Thermography is a painless, noninvasive test that records thermal images with a visible light rainbow scale
  • Thermography does not give off any radiation, but instead uses heat patterns to detect imbalances in the body.
  • This FDA approved test has an incredible detection rate of 90% and can be increased even further when paired with an Ultrasound.
  • Perhaps the best fact about this cancer screening test is that there does not have to be a tumor present to identify the existence of cancer cells.
  • Unlike Mammography, Thermography does not produce false positives, and is completely affordable.

Dr. Nick Delgado, PhD ( is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC). He studied Physical Therapy at Rancho Los Amigo Hospital, Health Sciences at Loma Linda University, and Nutrition at CSLB. Dr. Delgado directed the Nathan Pritikin Plan, and is certified in NLP, Time Line, and Hypnotherapy. With an emphasis on optimal sports performance. Dr. Delgado broke the World Strength Endurance record, lifting 50,640 lbs in one hour, and led Team USA to a World Championship. He is a medical commentator in the WHN Forum.

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