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Thermogram result--may have cancer. what else can it be besides cance?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Non-cancer condition: I will assume you are speaking of thermography of the breast. The thermogram locates areas of increased heat. This is felt to be due to increased blood flow in the area and this is presumed to be due to cancer. However, increased blood flow can also be seen in trauma, inflammation and infections. Recommend you get a mammogram as this is the gold standard.

Answered 6/30/2012

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Dr. Andrew Lipton answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Pos. thermal reading: Change in temperature patterns on the surface of the body can indicate underlying disease, like cancer, but thermograms are not specific and it could be due to many factors including localized infection( a pimple) and acute muscle or joint injury.

Answered 12/11/2013

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