All other things being equal, a woman will not be offered a mammogram by the NHS until she is 50 years old.
Assuming there is no significant history of breast cancer in a woman’s life, or other medical or genetic factor that would make earlier screening beneficial, the NHS offers no routine monitoring of female breast health for the first half a century of life (though it is currently trialling an extension that will see some women invited for screening at the age of 47).
I don’t think that’s good enough, so today I’m offering every woman under the age of 30 the chance to routinely improve their breast health and reduce their future risk of cancer through our incredible, non-invasive, computer-assisted ThermoCheck breast thermography screening.
The argument health professionals and cancer charities give to support the policy of only offering mammography to women aged 50 and above – that the risk of breast cancer in women under 50 is low and their breast tissue is too dense for mammography patterns to show up accurately has some truth to it. The reality is that a third of breast cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 50.
But, as I’ve written widely about in the past, mammography is not a preventative tool in any case – it is purely diagnostic, and with only 60% accuracy one can argue that it’s not particularly good at that, either. As a society, we labour under the mistaken belief that a mammogram saves lives.
The truth is it doesn’t, and if you missed it, my last article on the subject explains why and also looks at how mammograms can actually increase cancer risk and the problems that come as a result of overdiagnosis. I explain this in more detail in this video.
Women are being mis-sold not just the dubious benefits of mammography, but also assurances over their cancer risk that are disingenuous at best.
When the NHS or Cancer Research UK tell you, as both do on their websites, that women under the age of 50 have a low risk of breast cancer, what they’re really saying is that using traditional mammography screening there is less chance of being diagnosed with the disease.
Although many countries have reviewed their use of mammography and some, like Switzerland, have stopped offering it routinely for breast screening as a result, there is an argument that it has a place in a suite of preventative measures. And it’s the absence of these additional options, like thermography, that is the critical missing link in the NHS offering.
Our ThermoCheck screening uses thermal imaging to identify abnormalities in breast tissue health and is up to 95% accurate. Crucially, it can detect these abnormalities – which can be an indication of cancer risk – up to ten years before a mammogram can ‘see’ a tumour.
So, whilst you may not have the tumour at a relatively young age, your general breast health may be an early warning that you are at greater risk of the disease in the future. But you will never know, because the NHS doesn’t offer you a method of checking your breast health in this way.
The added benefit of our ThermoCheck breast thermography is that an indication of poor breast health means we can work with you, by applying key nutritional principles to reverse that , improving your breast physiology and thereby reduce your risk of cancer.
If you’d like to change the odds to be more in your favour, then I’d like to offer you that chance right now. We’re offering a 20% discount on the cost of a ThermoCheck screening to every woman in the UK aged 30 and under.
That means you can have a clear picture – literally – of your current breast health for just £195 instead of £245. All you need to do is get in touch and we can talk to you about what’s included and what your aftercare options are, whatever the outcome of your screening.
If you’re serious about good breast health, so are we.
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