Woman Makes Life-Changing Breast Cancer Discovery After Visiting Thermal Camera Museum

Woman Makes Life-Changing Breast Cancer Discovery After Visiting Thermal Camera Museum

A thermal camera at a tourist attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland may have helped save a 41-year-old woman's life recently by spotting her breast cancer before it had been diagnosed.

While these products may not be specifically linked to breast cancer charities, they can be a conversation starter to get talking about breast checking and early detection, including the signs and symptoms of the disease, which are crucial for breast cancer treatment too. "I took a picture and we carried on and enjoyed the rest of the museum".

"We wish her all the best with her recovery and hope to meet her and her family in the future", he said.

"At this point, I searched on Google to see what this could mean and I saw a lot of articles about breast cancer and thermal imaging cameras", Gill recalled.

Compared to those without interval breast cancer, patients with interval breast cancer who also had another type of cancer were three times more likely to have a family history of multiple cancers.

In a statement on the official Camera Obscura website, Gill said: "I visited with my family in May 2019 during the school holidays".

Andrew Johnson, General Manager of Camera Obscura & World of Illusions said he was unaware that thermal cameras could detect cancer. "I know it's not the intention of the camera", says Gill, "but for me it really was a life-changing visit".

"In the past thermal imagining cameras have been experimented with to detect cancer however this has never been a proven screening tool".

Gill credits the image with saving her life, and after her diagnosis, she wrote to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions to share her story.

In the end, this is a heartwarming story of serendipity and good luck that comes to us just as we're wrapping up Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Don't forget: for women around the age of 40-50, it's recommended to get mammograms at least every year.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), is an annual worldwide health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

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