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Bibl Radiol. 1975;(6):77-90.

Prognosis and post-therapeutic follow-up of breast cancers by thermography.

Abstract

Statistical analysis of approximately 800 cases of breast cancer followed up for at least 3-5 years with careful correlation between mammography, thermography and clinical data has confirmed the accuracy and indispensable use of thermography for prognosis and follow-up. Pre-therapeutic prognosis. Strong correlations exist between the thermographic class and survival for T1, T2 and T3 cancers, confirming the contribution of thermography in therapeutic decision. Thus, a T1 cancer should be treated differently depending on the thermographic findings. Post-irradiation follow-up. Correlations exist between the development of thermic anomalies and the effect of irradiation on the cancer, showing the possibility of confirming sterilization or early detection of a recurrence. This is valid only if the thermic effects of radiation on the skin and gland are recognized and discounted.

PMID:
1180864
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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