Exeter-based health company Thermalogica were responsible for a great piece of news for the Grecians, as Catherine Fraser - coordinator at our Football in the Community charity - was able to identify and treat the early stages of breast cancer.
Thermalogica offer Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), a risk-free screening tool for sports injuries, physical ailments and early detection of cancer and can contribute invaluable information to a doctor's diagnosis.
Terri Bainbridge and Lisa Portman, who founded Thermalogica in 2012, grew up in Cornwall together, having met at college 26 years ago. Both left the South West to start working in London in 1989 where they were to embark on very successful careers; Terri in advertising and Lisa in the music industry.
Terri was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 39. After several operations and whilst going through chemotherapy discovered her four-year old daughter Billie had an inoperable brain tumour. Sadly, Billie passed away last summer shortly after her fifth birthday. This tragic set of events led to Terri researching not only cancer but health in general – especially preventative.
Catherine, who now works with FITC, was previously a journalist with the Express & Echo and assistant sports editor at The Times before joining our club charity. And thanks to the technological and medical advances of Thermalogica, early diagnosis and action have been possible.
“For the small cost of the check I potentially saved my life,” explained Catherine. “I would urge people to contact Thermalogica to see how their service can help with scans, injuries, pain problems and full body health checks.”
So thanks to Thermalogica, that's a great save for the Grecians. For more information, go to www.thermalogica.co.uk