In this video, William Cockburn spends about 27 minutes speaking on "Breast Thermography" at the 37th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.
About William Cockburn
WILLIAM COCKBURN, D.C. was licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles, California in 1975. The same year he completed a course of study at the Los Angeles College of Law. In 1976, Dr. Cockburn became a Board Certified Disability Evaluator and Impairment Rater for the State of California. He is a former Department Chairman in Diagnostic Imaging at his alma mater, The Cleveland College, and is also a former Instructor of Chiropractic Pediatrics and X-ray Diagnosis. Dr. Cockburn is the former Academic Dean of Physicians Academy in Dallas, Texas, a school of advanced diagnostic and clinical procedures for graduate physicians.
In 1987, Dr. Cockburn became Board Certified in Thermal Imaging, a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, which he has now taught worldwide. In 1989, he lost his mother to breast cancer and since that time he has written many articles in professional publications and has made many personal appearances concerning Breast Thermography.
Dr. Cockburn maintains an office in Los Angeles, California. He may be contacted by phone 562-699-7921, website www.breastthermography.org and e-mail [email protected].
Well, good morning. So what's all this we keep hearing about thermography? It's the hottest diagnostic test, excuse the pun, that we've seen for years. It's not FDA approved. Real doctors don't use it. It's better than a mammogram. It's all across the board. So let me give you the factual basis right up front for thermography. A lot of us in alternative medicine have very favorable or dis favorable comments about the FDA and its approval of things. But in this country, scientific testing that's reliable and verifiable in a court of law has to be FDA approved. So most of us that are in thermography have one single problem on a consistent regular basis. And that's that we find abnormalities that we refer to a physician and the physician says to the patient, this test is not FDA approved. So I will not rely upon it. And they use another test that has less reliability, that can't document the findings on a thermographic. For example, thermo gram will often show breast cancer six to eight years before a mammogram can actually see the mass. So the thermate gram is considered a false positive because the mammogram can't find it. We then lose six to eight years of treatment time, regardless of what form of treatment we're going to use. So this is not acceptable. We have to change this. The reality is thermography was approved for breast cancer diagnosis in 1983. Yet we're still seeing insurance carriers and certain medical organizations providing data that states that thermography is an experimental procedure not yet beyond the experimental stage, which is the 1982 FDA position. So while here we go with medical politics once again. So this is an approved diagnostic test. Most state boards of examiners in the United States approve it and have written it in the scope of practice in California. Thermography was written into scope in 1985. So we're 24 years away from that yet. And we have less than 100 thermography labs in the state. Pretty, pretty bad statistics. So let's take a look at this technology on the screen. You'll see a variety of different thermal grams. The four approval's for thermography are for breast cancer screening. Four extra cranial vessel disease, which means blood vessels outside the skull. We use that application to diagnose migraine headaches. We use it as a pre stroke screener. We often see the eventuality of a stroke three or four years before anything will show up on an MRI. It's approved for neuromuscular skeletal diagnosis. That is the biggest and widest category of thermal approval. And it fits chiropractic, acupuncture, orthopedics, neurology and physical therapy models. Just about