Women at any age can begin utilizing thermography as a safe means of screening for breast disease. Thermography is not dependent on the density of a women’s breast nor do implants or surgical procedures effect the process of detecting your thermal pattern. Thermography is especially appropriate for younger women between 30 & 50 whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’ to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particular close examination.
Breast cancers tend to grow significantly faster in younger women under 50.
Source: Cancer 71:3547-3551,1993