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What Exactly Is Breast Thermography
Unproven: Breast thermography is an unproven device used to screen for breast cancer. It picks up heat patterns from the breast. The theory is that cancer cells will cause the breast to be hotter in the area, and that the breast "heat map" will show them. In truth, this test has not been proven to detect breast cancer and it should not be used for that purpose. Only mammograms are proven for this use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No scientific value: Thermography, while it sounds promising to the lay population especially when one is searching for options to mammography, has never been show in any valid scientific study to have any value in screening or detecting breast cancer. The fda issued a safety warning against it and the people that promote it for financial gain. http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm257259.htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
9mm area in breast, biopsied twice a year apart. F/ u u/s after 2nd bio shows area looking exactly the same as the first time they saw it. Is this ok?
Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, fever and chills. The treatements include: drainage-by needle or surgical incision and antibiotics. Please consult a general surgeon or breast surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pus pocket: A breast abscess refers to an infection on the soft tissue of the breast , leading to a pus-filled pocket that can be separated into smaller compartments (a loculated breast abscess). If large or painful enough ( due to pus under pressure), the abscess must be drained since antibiotics alone typically is not enough to cure you from the infection. ...Read more
Not all breast : Tissue is fatty. You may be feeling underlying structure - for mass please be medically evaluated. ...Read more
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