Living in a Low or Middle income country gives a clinitian a different perspective and experience than those main stream drs from Developed ones.
Access , economics , geography , resources cultural or even educational variables play a definite role in any Kind of Cancer Diagnosis and treatment.
So as a personal journey , and being an Oncologist , I started back in 2009 scanning women with clinical or radiological suspicion fro breast cancer , with a last generation IR detector.
55 year old woman , non specific symptoms in her left breast , sent to Mammo and ultrasound with the following images:
Simple and easy , T1 lesion less than 2 cm , multiple microcalcifications with intraductal extension No doubt : BIRADS V , 95% chance of Breast Cancer right?
As an independent research and as a Oncololical Clinitian I scanned this patient with the following images :
After more than 100 cases I personally developed a Method or Interpretation Language based on 18 variables that can be identified from the images you just saw , with the following report and result:
After more that 5 years of performing IR analysis in Breast Patients , what this procedure meant back then is :
" A highly metabolic area , coincidental with morphological tests , of a fast duplication rate or inflammatory component"
Severe assymmetry in this case 204 vs 10 and ALL of the "subjective" variables being POSITIVE in the Side of clinical Interest means that : More Severe Oncological Therapeutical Decisions Need to be made.
Independently as standards of care demand:
An Ultrasound Guided Biopsy was scheduled with the following pathologic result :
Medical Practice fortunately will always be an ART , practised by trained skilled highly specialized humans .
We should not rely ONLY in what some images or results might conclude.
Experience and Innovation or correct applicability of Logical Statements need to be introduced and supported till the end....
I SCHEDULED an open biopsy , introduced the IR system to the OR with the following images:
Makes sense to me , coincidental with morphological and clinical suspicion , this INTRAOPERATIVE IR image gave me the area where I should take a biopsy.......
IR Assisted Breast Biopsy: To all the main stream Drs. That think Thermography is an Absolute Fraud I apologize I had to do it .......I kindly suggest that you give it a try in controlled prospective clinical trials......would you dare?
Some might feel even angry or daunted , believe I was too , special procedures in special clinical scenarios , in special hands with special minds produce : Better Diagnosis , since we can embrace different kinds of information of a biological phenomena......... Same result : different algorithm : It really does not matters how you or I identify a Cancer , as long as it is detected....
STAY TUNED , HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND NEXT MONDAY : FINAL PATHOLOGY RESULT AND Follow up of this patient.