Deborah Ardell Hill
When I was asked ‘who are you’ to be answered in ten words or less, this was my response:
"God’s Joy made manifest for myself and the world. At this stage in my life I want to be of service."
Ardell is pleased to be offering Thermography services at NaturalStart once a month, on the first Friday of each month.
What got me into Thermography?
I began looking for an alternative or complement to mammograms after having 2 of them. I had an experience with a doctor that insisted that I needed a biopsy to determine if a rash on my areola was breast cancer or eczema. I told him I was 99% sure that it was eczema and showed him the eczema on my hand to compare.
After the biopsy, he stated that he was 95% sure that it was it was just eczema but needed the imaging and the biopsy to be ‘absolutely sure’ what it was. After finding Thermography, I realized that the thermal imaging could have saved me from needing the invasive biopsy. I asked the thermography practitioner how I could become a thermography technician. With my background as a massage therapist for 23 years, I knew it would be a perfect fit. That was 10 years ago, and I love what I do as a Thermographer.
Why am I passionate about Thermography?
I lost my Sister to breast cancer, as she was unwilling to go to the doctor to determine what was going on with her breast. By the time she went, she had 4th stage breast cancer that had metastasized to the bone. I knew then that I wanted to supported people, long before they got to where my sister was before she died. It has been a very rewarding experience and I am now beginning to offer talks to educate people, especially young women who are at risk before they turn 40. There are statistics that 20-40% of women develop breast cancer before the age of 40 and
they are not being screened.