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

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


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].


Breast Cancer Breast Lesion Breast Cancer Screening Breast Cancer Screen Adult Female Population 
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