Advertisement

Comparative Value of Diaphanoscopy Mammography, and Thermography for Breast Cancer Screening

  • Roger Ghys
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 51)

Abstract

When dealing with breast cancer, we are confronted with some shocking facts:

  • One out of 10 white American women is going to develop a breast cancer. A five-year survival rate of 93 percent to 96 percent can be expected in stage I breast cancers, but only 11 percent are presently diagnosed at this stage [1]. Statistics in Canada are certainly almost similar.

  • Lethality due to breast cancer has remained stable in most “Western” countries for more than half a century [1].

  • Prediagnostic developing time of breast cancer is, on the average, 20 years [2].

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Lesion Breast Cancer Screening Breast Cancer Screen Adult Female Population 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Silverberg, E. (1985) Cancer Statistics 1985. Ca- A Cancer J. for Clinicians 35:19–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    von Fournier, D., Hoeffken, W., Junkermann, H., Bauer, M. and Kühn, W. (1985) Growth rate of primary mammary carcinoma and its metastases. In Early Breast Cancer J. Zander and J. Baltzer (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 73–86.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dargent, M. (1969) Pratique cancérologique (2ieme edition). Paris: L’expansion, p. 417.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gershon-Cohen, J., Ingleby, H., Berger, S.M., Forman, M. and Curcio, B.M. (1967) Mammographic screening for breast cancer; results of a 10 years survey. Radiology 88: 663–667.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Amalric, R. and Spitalier, J. (1975) Thermovision des cancers du sein de petite taille. Gazette medicale de France 82:4727–4734.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Moskowitz, M., Milbrath, J., Gartside, P., Zermeno, A. and Mandel, D. (1976) Lack of efficacy of thermography as a screening tool for minimal and stage I breast cancer. New Engl. J. Med. 295:249–252.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Verhaeghe, M., Cornillot, M., Herleau, J. et al. (1969) Le triple radiodiagnostic cyto-radio-clinique dans les tumeurs du sein. Mém. Acad. Chir. 65:48–61.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ghys, R. (1974) Système pour l’évaluation des tumeurs du sein. La vie mèd. au Canada francais 3:589–592.Google Scholar
  9. Ghys, R. 99 percent exact diagnosis in breast cancer screening, with the A.C.T.M. system (anamnesis, clinical examination, thermography, mastography). Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Radiology. Rio de Janeiro Abstract 50409.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Willemin, A. (1972) Les images mammographiques. Basel: S. Karger, p. 315.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ghys, R. (1983) The early diagnosis of breast tumors. J. Nuclear Med. and Allied Sciences 27:317–325.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Ghys

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations