Wellness FIRST, Naturopaths, Tucson, AZ
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Lynda Witt

Ladies, breast cancer is something DITI finds years faster than Mammograms or ultrasounds. Being aware of what is happening in your body is your first defense in making the changes you need for your life.


Thermography is a painless, non-invasive test without radiation that is used as part of a health monitoring system, detection of abnormal physiology, and establishment of risk factors for the development and/or existence of breast cancer. This test is designed to improve chances for detecting fast-growing, active tumors in the intervals between mammographic screenings or when mammography is not indicated by screening guidelines for women less than 50 years of age. This technology is also utilized by women focused on PREVENTION of breast diseases.


“Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity eight to ten years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of a tumor.”
~ Philip Getson, DO

Every woman has a unique thermal pattern. Once you have established your unique, stable thermal pattern, your breast physiology should not change considerably unless your breast health changes. DITI is then used annually to monitor for the smallest of changes in breast physiology. This early alert to variations from your stable patterns demonstrates DITI’s best use as a preventative tool rather than a detection device.

According to Christiane Northrup, MD, [thermography] allows you to implement lifestyle changes that can improve the health of your breasts proactively instead of waiting for a cancer diagnosis later.”

Why isn’t breast thermography more readily available and widely used?

We asked the same question. The answer is somewhat political, but this may help explain: When thermography was first explored for breast imaging, it was viewed as competitive to mammograms. It was tested and evaluated to see if it was safer and more diagnostically accurate than mammography. These comparisons should not have been made, as you cannot compare tests of physiology and anatomy.

In particular, when thermography was tested on younger women, thermographic abnormalities were detected many times, but mammograms did not detect any tumors. The results were considered “false positives”. The more patients of younger age screened with the so-called false positive, the more suspicion was placed on thermography. Years later, in re-call studies, a large percentage of these women had developed breast cancer or other breast disease, in the exact location of the abnormal “false-positive” thermogram, thus validating its early warning role. Thermography’s only “error” was that it was too accurate too early, and the results couldn’t be corroborated at the time.

Secondly, thermography was being used in sports medicine, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, orthopedics, rheumatology, and neurology in a variety of support or adjunctive diagnostic roles. It was soon realized that thermography could clearly, objectively, and easily demonstrate the physiological component of pain and injury, especially to the spinal column, due to car accidents, job injuries, and a host of other “tort” related law suits. Everyone involved had benefited from these positive test findings, which could clearly be shown to a jury. Everyone, that is, except the defendant insurance industry.

Needless to say, the insurance industry in the United States placed an all-out effort to diminish the value of thermography in courts of law due to high litigation costs. Eventually, lobbying efforts at the AMA’s House of delegates and at Medicare, brought about the removal of thermographic coverage by most insurance companies and the greatly reduced utilization of thermography in the United States. This was most unfortunate for the patients who could clearly benefit from thermal imaging

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