What You'll Get
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, three fistfuls of complimentary lollipops, and 7 tons of stolen tongue depressors. Take ample precaution with today's Groupon: for $98, you get a Thermascan breast-cancer-detection procedure at Carolina Thermascan (up to a $197 value).
The staff of physicians and technicians at Carolina Thermascan promote women's health by helping to detect cancerous activity in breast tissue before tumors form. Physicians begin the 30-minute Thermascan by asking patients to disrobe from the waist up and submerge their hands in cool water for one minute to yield a physiologic response that benefits the doctor's reading of the scan. Once fingers are sufficiently pruney, the noninvasive, radiation-free Thermascan monitors surface temperatures of the breast tissue and an infrared camera helps highlight vascular-breast patterns. High-resolution diagnostic images capture the data, which the physicians survey for bright splotches of color that indicate high temperatures and peaked vascular activity, indicative of high biochemical activity, or potentially, a tumor.
Following the procedure, patients await the written analysis, which may take up to two weeks. For results with high activity, doctors may recommend an ultrasound and then an MRI or mammogram to help confirm findings for patients, who are ideally women younger than 50, women with dense breasts, and older women who want to double check a mammography. Browse the FAQs for further information.
Though Carolina Thermascan sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Recommended for ages 25 and up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.