Plus, the Middle East is one of the regions where patients with breast cancer show advanced stages of malignancy at the time of diagnosis and at younger ages.
The mom thanked the museum for helping her to make the startling discovery, adding: "I can not tell you enough about how my visit to the Camera Obscura changed my life". "I know it's not the intention of the camera but for me, it really was a life-changing visit".
Gill, who visited the attraction in May, wrote to Camera Obscura following her diagnosis, telling staff she had searched Google for information about what the hot spot could mean and saw articles about breast cancer and thermal imaging cameras. In May of this year, Bal visited us at Camera Obscura on a family trip to Edinburgh. "While making our way through the floors we got to the thermal imaging camera room".
Since cancer cells are growing and multiplying at a rapid rate, blood flow and metabolism are higher in cancerous tumors than in non-affected areas of the body.
Andrew Johnson, General Manager of Camera Obscura & World of Illusions said he was unaware that thermal cameras could detect cancer.
Thermal imaging is a non-invasive tool used by breast cancer specialists to measure the temperature of the skin on the breast's surface.
"We did not realize that our thermal camera had the potential to detect life-changing symptoms in this way", he said. She is recovering well.
So despite Gill's good fortune, the FDA advises against using infrared heat detectors as a substitute for regular breast cancer screening with a digital mammography device.
When Bal stepped into our Thermal Camera and took a family picture, she noticed something odd, a red heat patch coming from her left breast.
Breast cancer survivor, Martie Westraad, happened to pass by the group and told them her story of how she has been struggling.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races in the world and a need has been realised to spread awareness to educate people about the disease that is affecting so many people in SA.
Winters' finest are sporting pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and have invited the public to participate in the 2019 Pink Patch Program.