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WHAT PATIENTS SAY

Thank you letter from a recent patient.

"From: lynne Stehlik
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 6:42 PM
To: clinic@thermography-mw.com

Hi Edit   
      I  AM SO GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU AND SO GLAD FOR MY FIRST THERMOGRAPHY WITH YOU LAST SATURDAY A.M. 
Obviously it was VERY GOOD news that there is no sense of a problem with breast cancer according to the thermograph.  And we really enjoyed meeting you and finding shared values regarding nutrition etc.

    I also want to let you know that I have been sharing my thermography story with women friends.  All have been interested and I have given your card to a few of those who wanted it.  One of these is Jennifer, who has been struggling with cancer for a few years.  I think she will be calling you, if she hasn't already.

    I am very eager to receive a copy of my thermograph by email along with a written report.  I think you said it would take a couple of days? 

So, a big thanks to you, and we're looking forward to hearing from you very soon!

have a great day,
Lynne

"

Early detection key to beating the odds of breast cancer
"NiagaraThisWeek.com: Article: Early detection key to beating the odds of breast cancer"
By Robert Lapensee

NIAGARA FALLS -- Nancy Ryan said she is lucky to be alive after a brief battle with breast cancer more than 10 years ago.
Ryan, the executive director of Meals on Wheels in Fort Erie, was 42 when she discovered a lump on one of her breasts after a shower. The Niagara Falls resident wasn't sure at first what she was seeing in the mirror. She said she did breast self-exams regularly as well as mammograms, but she knew it wasn't good. And she wanted the lump off.
Ryan discovered the lump on a weekend in May 1995 and went straight to her doctor at the beginning of the week, who confirmed her worst fear -- she had breast cancer.
"It was very scary," said Ryan. "I was doing everything I was supposed to.
"It came out of the blue. It wasn't there the day before."

Ryan said there is no way to know how long she had the cancer and it did start to travel to her lymph nodes. But she didn't have long to think about it though. The next week she had the lump removed, and then the breast not long after before starting seven months of chemotherapy.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer which afflicts Canadian women, said a report on the Canadian Cancer Society's Web site (www.cancer.ca). The society estimates 22,200 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 with 5,300 dying from the disease.
When breast cancer is diagnosed early, the cancer cells may be very small and found only in the ducts, the report said. If diagnosed before the cells have invaded the surrounding tissue, there is no risk of them spreading after they have been removed.

Ryan said there is no doubt finding the cancer at such an early stage is what saved her life.
Now 54, Ryan will celebrate 12 years cancer-free in May.
"A woman could have a lump for eight years before it shows," said Ryan, who volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society in its peer-to-peer support programs.

"I can't say strongly enough to women to do their breast self-exams,"
"Many women I've talked to said they've had a lump for months but they are too nervous to get it checked so they let it go. You can never let it go."
Aiding women, and men -- 160 were diagnosed in 2006, in early detection is a procedure involving thermal imaging technology which is rising in popularity. It's called breast thermography and it uses radiation-free infrared cameras to measure the amount of heat coming off the body, specifically the breast.

The procedure has the ability to recognize heat signatures consistent with the growth of precancerous and cancerous masses. These types of growth are made from highly-metabolic tissues and in need of a plentiful supply of nutrients to maintain growth. In order to do this, circulation to the cancerous cells is ramped up, increasing surface temperature as well.

Infrared breast thermography is a method of the earliest assessment of breast abnormalities presently known.
"The real danger of breast cancer is whether or not it has spread to a vital organ and if it is going to spread it has several years to do so. Breast thermography can detect the blood supply that feeds a tumor in its infancy."

Cancer cells can double every 90 days. Most breast cancer masses are discovered through mammograms when they grow to more than 1 million cells, roughly about the size of a pea, somewhere around six or seven years after it first began. Ryan said her tumor was several centimeters.

Breast thermography can indicate abnormalities early.
Mammograms are a good tool for determining the exact location of a developed tumor but they are not an early warning system.

The procedure received FDA approval in 1982 and is radiation-free, safe and painless.

Paget's Disease
(this testimonial was circulated by e-mail to friends and relatives)

To be informed for yourself and others, PLEASE READ THIS and forward it...

In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing. Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass. A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health. She had one year of living each day to its fullest! Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died, leaving this message to women everywhere: "PLEASE be alert to anything that is abnormal - be persistent in getting help as soon as possible. Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care. What are the symptoms? 1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side. 2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in centre of nipple). 3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on. This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life. My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have spread; TO ALL READERS: Women are not aware of Paget's disease. If, by passing this info, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere. Please, if you can, take a moment to forward this message to as many people as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life.


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