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A feasibility study for early detection of breast cancer using breast skin temperature rhythms

Dunstan, Frank David John, Barham, S., Kemp, K. W., Nix, Arthur Barry, Rowlands, R. J., Wilson, D. W., Phillips, M. J. and Griffiths, K. 1982. A feasibility study for early detection of breast cancer using breast skin temperature rhythms. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 31 (1) , pp. 37-52. 10.2307/2988099

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Breat skin temperatures were measured at 30 min intervals for four days in 10 post-menopausal women, one with benign breast disease and two with clinically healthy breasts. The rhythm characteristics of breast skin temperature for the area of skin over the tumour, between 3 and 5 cm in diameter, were compared with a similar site on the contralateral breast using methods of time series analysis. Results sugges that differences exist between the thermal characteristics of left and right breasts in health subject and that these differences tend to be reinforced by a primary cancer in the left breast but reduced, or even reversed, by one in the right breast. It may be possible to exploit these effects to detect breast cancer at an early stage particularly when the device known as the "chronobra" is available for the automatic collection of breast skin temperature data.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1467-985X
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 04:11

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