Your Stories

As providers of an alternative cancer screening method (Thermography), we are constantly targeted by the defenders of mainstream approach to medicine and cancer detection. They attempt to undermine Thermography as unfounded and bogus – refusing to read and take seriously the evidence we have submitted. They continue to blindly advocate for Mammography for healthy women, regardless of the potential harms and risks – the evidence for which continues to mount.

It is for this reason that we have requested that our patients submit their stories (read below), so that women who may face a cancer diagnosis, or who are considering their options amid the loud sceptical voices, can see the difference that Thermography has made to other women.

These stories are un-edited, and are in rough date order. If you want to submit your story, please go to THIS PAGE and fill in the form. Please focus on what happened to you, giving as much medical detail as you can. Your story will be totally anonymous, but you may sign your name if you wish.

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Tanzeela

April 2016

A message to Rosa and her team – I just wanted to say how pleased I was after attending my appointment for a breast scan this April.

After having treatment via the NHS and still no peace of mind and nothing explained to me, I did my own research and came across thermal imaging and I’m so thankful that I did.

I met Rosa and her team who made me feel at ease and explained everything so thoroughly. I think you are doing an amazing job ladies.

Thank you so much and look forward to seeing you soon.

Wendy

September 2015

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 24 years ago (nearly 25 years) in 1990, starting with a Mastectomy and lymph nodes removed. Then two months later I had another operation to remove a lump that had grown where the tumour was (it was dead tissue forming a lump). I was put on Tamoxifen when diagnosed with breast cancer.

Six months later I had an implant as I was told this would stop the cancer returning, but the skin was left.

In 1998 my cancer returned on the same side that I had a Mastectomy and then I had a Latissimus Dorsal flap reconstruction; skin grafts and my back muscles were used. I then had a Hysterectomy the same year, as my tumour markers were very high still, my tumour markers came down to 4 from 64 after this. I was on Tamoxifen and Medroxyprogesterone Provera. I was taken off Tamoxifen and put on Anastrozole Arimidex.  I had yearly mammograms on my other breast.

In 2000 I had a very bad cough, which I had for many years.  They also found that I had broken ribs, I think caused by the coughing. I saw a Consultant but they couldn’t find out what was causing the cough, you learn to live with it.

In 2002 my cancer returned, the Consultant found my skin was puckered above my right breast and I had a biopsy, I then had an operation to remove it, two weeks later I had to have further surgery there as the clearance was 1mm in one place and they wanted a 5 mm clearance to the healthy skin. I then had 6 weeks of Radiotherapy every day. I had bone density scans as the drugs can cause Osteoporosis and I had to see a Rheumatologist. I went to the Royal Surrey Hospital for 6 monthly check ups. I have had numerous bone scans, body scans, bone density scans, scan of the ovaries, scan of my lungs, scan of my liver and probably 30 mammograms.

In 2012  when I went for my check up I was told that I no longer had to come in for check ups and could have Mammograms every 2 years (one side only).  I was also taken off the drugs.

After speaking to Dounne and India at Gramma’s and after watching ‘The Promise’, I cancelled my mammogram appointment and I was given Medical Thermal Imaging’s details for a thermogram.

I have had my first thermogram in March and a follow up in June, now it will be once a year.  After all the treatments I have had this is excellent and I would never go back to Mammograms after probably 30+. This treatment is so accurate and the thermograms are shown to you and explained in detail.

Karyse Day

August 2015

I first read about Thermography years before I first came across it in the UK. I knew instinctively that Mammography was wrong for women and wrong for breasts. How can any process that squashes breasts be good for them.

I had my first mammogram at about thirty – I am seventy one now – after feeling lumps in my breasts. They turned out to be nothing more than fibrous tissue but the wait to get the results was agonising. I was the mother of two young children and the thought of cancer was a nightmare. A few years down the line, I was experiencing pain in my breasts and although the GP didn’t seem too worried and sent me away to “see what would happen” I was sick with anxiety. Another mammogram was eventually ordered three months later and led to another nail biting wait.

And then I heard about Thermography available in the UK. What a blessing! No pain, nothing invasive, respect and dignity was afforded by a compassionate and experienced Thermographer.

The very best news was that I was all clear and I could clearly see that for myself as I was given copies of all the scans. No more depending on a disinterested GP. My follow up scan showed there had been no change and at my age there is little chance of developing breast cancer that might develop sufficiently to affect my life. I can look at my daughters and know that they will not have to worry about me again.

I would recommend every woman to have a Thermograph in place of the dehumanising mammogram. And do not be silent about it. Tell every woman you care about, your daughters, your Mom, your friends and family. Most importantly, tell your GP, that women demand a change and a chance to make their own decisions based on fact, not on NHS scare stories. If a man advises a mammogram, suggest he has his testicles crushed.

Anonymous

August 2015

Having been diagnosed with breast cancer and offered chemotherapy/radiation. I reluctantly agreed to go with the treatment. After suffering a blood clot on my lung and two lots of pneumonia, I decided that the treatment was going to kill me before the cancer did. I started to research and changed my whole eating regime and also changed anything and everything that contained chemicals or toxins. One mammogram is the equivalent of 12 X-rays. It damages breast tissue and after breast surgery there was no way I was putting myself through that again. I had already had four mammograms, two of which were used to obtain tissue for a biopsy. Thermal Imaging was the obvious way to go, non invasive, painless and thorough. I also felt it was inexpensive and the follow up, even cheaper. The technician was very thorough and a full medical history is taken and doctor’s report is provided at the end. No way would I ever have another mammogram and my daughter will not be doing so either. I have told lots of people about this and many have responded favourably.

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Sue Massey

August 2015

There is much to learn in this world if you so wish to, and one important thing to know is how to discern the truth. The only way forward is to be open minded, do your own research and discover for yourself what are the obvious answers. In particular what I needed to know regarding my health treatments. At the age of 50 I was invited by the government to go for a breast screening using a Mammogram. I was assured it was totally safe. TOTALLY. I went believing their words. What a horrendous experience. My breasts are quite large and to see them squashed on 2 metal plates and shaped like a pancake made me feel ill. The pain was awful. The mobil unit I was standing in was shaken by another car and the staff went out to investigate and I was left in the machine. I thought I would die. However I did not. But that was the last time for me. I found Thermal imaging. A safe and no pain experience. My breasts were healthy but the scan showed muscle damage in my back, which I was able to seek treatment for. I regularly have these scans to ensure my peace of mind and my breast health. After all the research I know that this is the safest method. It would seem that all we need to do is study the reports and find out for ourselves and once we have the information then we can make informed choices.

Not only did Thermal imaging just scan my breasts but advice on how to take care of myself regarding diets and simple methods made a difference to me and to others whom I have recommended to this safe and natural way to women’s breast care. The government and certain bodies of authority do not tell the truth, so wake up and do your own research, it is a disgrace that women with healthy breasts. are being given a torturous and destructive method of screening healthy tissue all because of a mammogram.

This destruction of healthy breasts by a machine that has no business calling itself a healthy safe method of detection, when it clearly is not should totally be banned in this country. We live in the dark ages, yet we send rockets into space but have no time to tell the real truth regarding the dangers of the mammogram. I know that Health professionals use Thermal imaging for themselves so ask yourself why? For me and those I love I would only ever advocate Thermal imaging for totally safe breast care. I have nothing to gain by the above statement only the hope that women will wake up and make their own informed safe and life saving choices.

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Anonymous

August 2015

I lost my mother and sister both to Breast cancer when they were 61 and 48 respectively. I was then called in for regular bi-yearly mammograms from the age of 38.

I started researching everything I could about breast cancer, possible causes, lifestyle effects etc. My eldest daughter was at that time friends with a Homeopath who told her about Thermal Imaging and after discussion we decided to try it out. I’ve had an annual thermographic breast examination every year since then, about 6 years. I also had a full body scan about three years ago when I had a back problem which Doctors couldn’t help with apart from prescription painkillers.

My first scan came back with not too good results and Rosa advised me to make certain lifestyle changes which included taking Serrapeptase tablets, Vitamin D3, drinking the purest water I could (not tap water), regular body brushing and eating a high Alkaline diet. My 2014 scan came back with no problems and healthy looking breasts. I’ve just had my 2015 scan and am awaiting results.

Thermal Imaging protects me from receiving huge doses of radiation from the mammograms, It is comfortable and non invasive, It doesn’t hurt at all and I retain my dignity. Most of all it gives me a regular check on my breast health and keeps me aware of my day to day health. I get to meet lovely people who really care about their work too . Thank you Rosa and your team for all the years you’ve helped me keep looking after my breasts and body.

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Anonymous

August 2015

Medical Thermal Imaging, has been a God send to me, as I had had 2 very traumatic and painful mammograms when I reached the age of 50 – (my breast was squashed so much  between 2 plates,  that I was in agony and screamed and on the 2nd one the radiation from it caused my breast to be so painful, swollen and sore that I had to walk around with a sports bra for 3 months just to give them support and feel comfortable!)

So a few years later when I was having painful and lumpy breasts – I was in a dilemma as I  was not wanting to go for a mammogram again, after my previous experiences!!!  So when I heard about MTI from my dietician and that it was accurate (and that it picks up problems 5 years in advance of what a mammogram would; it is non invasive and no radiation) – I was straight on the phone  to find out about it!!!!  Within 1/2 hour of finding out about it I had an appointment booked.

I was exceptionally pleased about the test, in spite of having to go private and pay for it, it was worth it for the peace of mind, and mainly so that I could be tested accurately without the pain of squashing my breasts between 2 plates and not being exposed to any radiation!!!!! I would highly recommend MTI as a safe and accurate means of routine breast screening.  As exposure to radiation on healthy breast can cause cancer, the very thing women are being tested for!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous

August 2015

In 1986 at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, which had spread to other organs. As a consequence of excellent medical care, and against the odds I recovered. In 2009 I had cancer in the wall of the womb, and again made an good recovery after surgery and radiation treatment. Following a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and had a partial mastectomy of the right breast. A tumour in the left breast was found to be ‘benign for now’. In the early summer of 2014 I became very ill with a lung infection. By then I had heard of Medical Thermal Imaging. I decided to have a full body scan. Having been a heavy smoker in my early 20’s, I was obviously concerned about lung cancer.

The scan was completely non-invasive. It showed that I did not have any signs of lung cancer, that the tumour in my left breast was still benign, and there were no signs of any more cancer in my right breast. Six months later I went for a follow up MTI scan of my breasts, which found ‘active and developing pathology’ in two precise areas in my right breast. I had a mammogram three weeks later, which confirmed the cancer and the areas in which it was developing. Following further surgery I have again made a full recovery. I am reassured that MTI enables me to be pro-active in caring for my health without causing any radiation damage to my body. I shall continue to have regular checkups with MTI, and would recommend it to anyone as a very effective additional and non-invasive diagnostic tool.
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Anonymous

August 2015

I have always had reservations about Mammograms. Is it really necessary to effectively ‘shut your breast in the fridge door’ as a preventative measure? In 2012 my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had previously had 3 mammograms which had ‘missed’ her tumours. This made me look for an alternative. I have had 3 Thermography appointments. Yes it costs money but I have peace of mind knowing that the scan itself does not have the potential to cause cancer! Thermography is carried out in a calm environment by a qualified technician. A detailed report is sent to you which you can forward to your GP. I value being able to make an informed choice about my healthcare and Thermography offers me the choice. Who has the right to take that choice away from me?

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Anonymous

August 2015

On my second visit to have my thermography scan for my breast cancer, I had a head and neck scan mostly for the amalgam fillings and root canal in my teeth. Those were fine but the report came back that my carotid artery but slightly blocked and that I should get my doctor to arrange a ultra sound scan to check it out as it could lead to a stroke. My GP said there was nothing they could do until I had a stroke and then they would operate! In this century I just couldn’t believe the primitive ways the NHS were still treating people.

I’m just glad that the thermography picked it up so that I could start taking action to clear my carotid artery. Thanks Medical Thermal Imaging.

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Mara Kirk-Reynolds

August 2015

I first went for a Mammogram when I found a lump in one of my breasts. I was terrified at having found this lump thinking it was cancer which, which in my book equalled death. I was only about 50 years old and had never had a mammogram before. I didn’t really know what to expect.

At hospital, I went in terrified of the possible outcome. I was positioned by the radiographer into position at the massive mammogram machine. I have small breasts and could not believe the pressure they were putting on my poor little breast. It looked like a squashed envelope. I was told to raise an arm when I could not stand it anymore as they wanted my breast as flat and squashed as they could get it. So when the pain was totally excruciating I raised my hand. The radiographer then decided to squash my breast one notch further and then released the pressure. What a horrible thing to do! How perverse of her! How cruel! She broke her word and nearly broke me in the process. I have never trusted anyone in a mammogram department again, and my trust in anyone medical has lessened hugely as a result. I have since learnt that I am not alone in this experience. The operators can be totally uncaring and insensitive and liars to boot! Even now I am getting very emotional writing about this – nearly 15 years later! I even had a male consultant then tell me that it didn’t hurt. I was in such uncontrollable tears as a result of the pain and the lying, that the nurses had to move me into a separate room as I was upsetting all the other women in the waiting room – and, let’s face it, they didn’t want the truth about the cruelty that goes on when one has a mammogram to get out to the rest of the poor unsuspecting public, now would they???? The male consultant then went on to argue with me, yes argue with me, that what I experienced was discomfort, not pain. He was a man! What the hell did he know about it????? I wrote and complained about this man, both to himself and the head of the hospital. Interestingly enough when I was back in the same clinic some years later, it turns out that he had been asked to leave. Good job too! As it turned out, I had many cysts in my breast – not cancer. So you might imagine, not only was my pain caused by the pressure on my breast tissue, but because I had multiple cysts, all full of fluid all being squeezed to death in that mammogram vice, no wonder it hurt like hell and was totally unbearable! What happened to me just doesn’t bear thinking about.

My lovely GP gave me drugs – Ativan, I think – in order to be able to cope with the next two mammograms that I had to have – I was completely out of it, mentally. Completely doo-lally, off my head – it was the only way I could cope with going into that room again. I was a mental wreck for the week leading up to my appointment due to anxiety, and had to speak to the radiographers each time to make sure they didn’t lie and abuse me as had happened the first time. Then I discovered Rosa Hughes and Thermal Imaging. I travelled half round the country to see her, but it was worth it to avoid a mammogram which I will never have ever again.

I have now contracted Breast Cancer and after the original diagnosis, I have refused a mammogram. I feel so wretched for the poor women that go through it like lambs to the slaughter when all they need is Thermal Imaging where no body and no machine ever even touches you. Rosa is such a calming and encouraging person, she has been a massive support to me. She understands, and I am far from being the first woman with a horror story about mammogram experiences. I only wish I had discovered Thermal Imaging when I was 50 yrs old, then my cancer could have been discovered earlier and I could have avoided all the ghastly and brutal treatment I have undergone and still have to go through. Conventional medicine is good for many things, but simply brutal with others. This brutality is evident in the use of mammograms which are painful, particularly for women with small breasts, dangerous from the radiation and WILL give you cancer if you have enough of them, and aren’t very helpful anyway as they give so many false negatives, thus scaring the woman patient even more than she already is. Mammography is brutal, inefficient and a form of appalling physical abuse. Thermal Imaging is painless, touchless, quick, and can warn against Breast Cancer before anything that conventional medicine has in its arsenal of tricks, which can then alert the woman to unusual changes in the breast and in turn she can then have further tests done to see whether she indeed has cancer or something else is responsible for the unexpected heat pattern changes in her breasts.

Every woman from their 20s onwards should use Thermal Imaging. It is safe and efficient and for me, with a history of cysts and then Breast Cancer, I think it essential for my daughters to avoid the legacy of emotional and psychological damage that Mammography has left me with. I thoroughly recommend Thermal Imaging and my experiences with Rosa Hughes have only been positive.

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Anne

August 2015

I am 58 years old and have never had a mammogram and never will after being made aware of the risks. I fully understand it is a personal choice, but I would choose Thermography every time. I believe it is 100% safe and I have absolute faith in it. Not just for breast screening either, I have had Thermography scans for a variety of health concerns as have my husband and daughter, and will continue to do so. Apart from the risk of radiation, mammograms (in my opinion) are barbaric. How many men would have their testicles squashed between two metal plates for a “routine” test – not many! I will continue to have Thermography scans every year in the knowledge that they are totally safe.

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Anonymous

July 2015

Hi, I was diagnosed with a rare aggressive breast cancer in July 2013 , I went through the treatments of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During all this I discovered thermal imaging which has been amazing. I have had a lifestyle change after looking into the chemicals added to our food and environment and have cut out all unnecessary risks such as mammograms, contrast dyes etc as being a triple negative lady there’s not much of a follow up for my type so thermography scans are my answer. So as my cancer has a high chance of returning I have taken control of my life to keep this awful disease away for as long as I can. I have had 2 scans the second showed an improvement from the first my next is booked for August .

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Jan

July 2015

My name is Jan and I am a 58yr old woman who hates going for a mammogram!

I had received my appointment earlier this March to attend for a mammogram and felt sick at the thought. I am really into alternative therapies and was with a therapist having a treatment, when she mentioned Thermal Imaging.

My background is Nursing, but I was not too familiar with exactly what this entailed. I did a fair amount of background research, which made sense to me and I set about finding a clinic near to me.

I contacted two clinics and opted for Medscans which was established by Rosa and Phil Hughes, following Rosa’s own battle with breast cancer and the trauma’s that she had experienced with mammograms.

I liked the ethos of their company and opted to go to Lydiate for a Thermal Imaging scan. I booked an appointment and was so impressed with the whole experience. I was treated well, by Rachel, the Thermographer who explained everything in detail and the whole procedure was fab! No squashing of my breasts and no conveyor belt waiting around. I was treated as a woman and well respected. On return home, my very extensive report was waiting on my computer! I was deemed to be at “some risk” and rang the following day to speak to Phil (which I was encouraged to do if needed) who discussed the report with me. I have recently returned for my 3 month follow up, to establish a base line for the future and am pleased to say that this second report now deems me ” low risk” which it was suggested was due to some dietary changes that I have made. As women, we must have choices and I am appalled that this option is NOT available on the NHS. We should at least be given adequate information about the dangers of x rays and the amount of radiation used in a mammogram and the possibilities of cell crushing and dispersement around the body. I have watched The Promise DVD and this endorsed my own thoughts and feelings and I have shared the info with other women, two of which have recently taken up the option of Thermal Imaging. There will always be some bad press, where there is propaganda especially around this country’s breast screening programme.I have made my choice and opted out and feel so much more in control having made it. I am fortunate that I can afford this, although it actually works out at approx £22/month which is fine for me and feel so strongly that all women should have this available to them on the NHS. Women should be at least given a voucher for the equivalent cost of a mammogram, which would more than likely well cover the cost of annual Thermal Imaging.

Thanks to Rosa, Phil and Rachel, for giving me a choice. I will return every year.

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Anonymous

July 2015

Three years ago I was quiet worry with pain in the two side of the breast. I have no faith in the mammography which is only capable to see anything when it is already at an advanced stage, however I suspected as well the lymphatic system to be involved in the problem. Is the mammography can see stasis of the lymphatic system, the answer is no. Thermal imaging give a clear vision of any stasis and any early stage of a problem. This method of screening should be adopted by the NHS to save thousand of women and for a serious prevention.

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Susan

July 2015

I am the eldest of three girls, my next sister down found a lump did all the things she was supposed to do. The mammogram was painful she told me, as I was reeling from shock, this happens to other people not to me and mine. The mammogram found a lump and she ended up losing a breast and having reconstructive surgery. An aunt of ours had had a mammogram and being busty like the other women in the family she told me how painful it was. That was scary enough what scared me more was the ‘hounding’ to have a mammogram as if this was the ONLY option. I could not then and cannot now understand how, in basic terms, placing one’s breast between two pieces of metal and then squashing them together can be good. If there are any lumps, tumours etc what is going to happen, simple they are going to get smashed and spread, my logic told me. I spent considerable time on the net researching and then heaven sent I found Medical Thermal Imaging. Non invasive (not painful) AND would pick up any worrying little spots, long before it would show up on a mammogram. I booked an appointment and have had an annual image taken every year since, and will continue to do so. Thankfully I am all clear. I highly recommend this to every woman. My image is done and I receive two copies of my image within days, currently this comes by email. Yes you do have to complete medical history questions.

Mammograms have to my mind had their day, wonderful when they first arrived but now we have Thermography, safer, non invasive. Only down side not available on NHS, YES IT SHOULD BE, however, I look at my annual scan fee as a necessity, and working it out on a weekly amount it is not so bad, I was going to set aside monthly amounts to this end, however, my husband has no qualms about this being paid for.

Peace of mind is PRICELESS! Perhaps I should state what to me is obvious but the person taking your scan is fully trained. Sceptics I have found to be mainly men, (do not see them having delicate parts of their anatomy place between metal plates and squashed!!!) However, I daresay there are also women sceptics. The ONLY danger is doing nothing, ladies I support Thermography whole heartedly!

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