I heard about UBCF by attending a seminar on woman’s health issues given by a speaker named Dona Garofano. She is a doctor of Naturopathy and was very informative. I have also been interested in thermography after reading a book on menopause by Dr. Christiane Northrup. She made me feel that it is safer to
use this method of screening. The screening was done at the place where I have done some work on getting healthier ( a wellness center.)
I needed assistance as my insurance company turned down my request for reimbursement stating that is is experimental. Being a single parent and teacher who works with low income students, I spend some of my income on my class to make it a better experience for them as they are multi-handicapped. I
have no extra money for things such as thermography but feel it is a safer way to screen breasts. I also have very dense breast tissue which makes it hard for me to find lumps. So this is a very reassuring method of screening for me.
My results were good and this was reassuring as it would show any cancer before
a mammogram would. I know that I continue to need to have a second screen done
for a proper baseline, but overall I look healthy. There is something they are
looking at that is a small concern, but hopefully it is just nothing. I also
feel that i get less radiation this way than from the mammograms. I realize
there could be a need for a mammogram someday, but it is not necessary at this
This procedure is very simple and pain-free. Also, I have a family history of
cancerous tumors and we don’t know why all these tumors have affected my
extended family. So I feel that this screen is very reassuring to me. It
reduces the stress hormones which I know are harmful. I know there are so many
women diagnosed with breast cancer, and I truly find comfort that this screen
displays any signs of it long before a mammogram does. That is reassurance
with a capital ‘R’ for me.
So thank you so much for helping me with the reimbursement of this procedure, as I could not afford it without your help.