Preventive Oncology

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Dr. Salter applies preventative, evidence-based integrative health care approaches to women at risk for breast cancer. Preventive oncology focuses on individual cellular health as the building blocks for a long, strong, healthy life and proposes a multitude of approaches to achieve this. Dr. Salter begins the process by selecting the appropriate diagnostic tools. A combination of tests and assessments are necessary in order to achieve the most complete and definitive assessment possible. Mind-body techniques, physical therapies, BioEnergetics, nutrition, supplements, botanicals and other natural modalities may be recommended to achieve optimal health and cancer prevention. In addition, one of the most important advances of Preventive Oncology stems from preventing cancer recurrence once conventional oncologists declare their work done. Some contributing factors to cancer are poor cellular health, stress, inadequate detoxification, deficient oxygenation, inflammation, acidity, hormone imbalance and immune dysregulation.

Brest Health FAQ

Is breast thermography FDA approved?

Yes. In 1982 breast thermography has been approved as an adjunctive breast cancer screening procedure.

Can I have the thermography if I’m pregnant?

Yes. Thermal imaging has no radiation, is non-invasive, has no contact with your body and has absolutely no risks. There are no injections or fluids to drink. Breast thermography is the safest imaging procedure known.

Can I have breast thermography with my implants?

Yes. There is no compression that could possibly puncture the implants.

If I have a suspicious mammogram or breast lump should I have a thermal scan?

Yes. The information provided by BTI can contribute useful additional information which ultimately helps your doctor with case management decisions. It can be instrumental in monitoring the progress of treatments and therapies.

Does breast thermography replace mammograms or ultrasounds?

No, thermography, ultrasound and mammography are all both screening tests which reveal different aspects of the disease process and help facilitate further exploration. Each is a complimentary tool for an integrative physician. BTI is brilliantly simple for the purpose of prevention and early detection of physiological changes. Mammograms reveal anatomical changes.

Do I have to see a doctor first?

No. With breast imaging, you may have the test done because your doctor recommends it or because you want to be proactive with your health. No referral is necessary.

Will you work with my current Physician?

Absolutely. You will be given one full color report that you can keep for yourself and the report can be sent to another health care provider should you designate this.

What is a thermal imaging fingerprint?

BTI is most accurate with prediction and monitoring when a baseline thermal image is established. Dr. Salter may recommend two breast thermal images be done approximately three months apart and then annually if you are at high risk for breast cancer, have health concerns, or physiological changes of inflammation, blood flow or lymph flow have been noted with your first screening procedure.

Will insurance cover the test?

This all depends on your individual insurance coverage. Some companies may cover the screening procedure. Our policy is to receive payment at the time of service. Thermography is not covered by Medicare.

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Breast Thermal Imaging St. Louis

It can be said that preventing cancer is an art and a science.

I have been working with patients challenged by cancer for a long time. My approach is in depth and unique. I have worked and am working with patients to prevent cancer, reduce the risk of reoccurrences and patients in varying stages of malignancy. I would like to emphasize that I offer hope as well as evidence-based interventions.
Dr. Christine Salter, MD,