Thermography...a non-invasive, radiation-free monitoring of breast health
View this email in your browser
Upcoming Mobile Thermography Clinics on
Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast

Duncan - October 23
Port Alberni - October 26
Powell River - October 29 and 30
Campbell River - November 16

Gibsons - November 20
Courtenay - December 1

Appointments spots fill up fast so call us today to book your appointment 250-947-5424
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This began in 1985 by AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.  Ever since, product manufacturers promise to donate a portion of their products to breast cancer research. 
Despite millions of dollars being donated to breast cancer research over the past 30 years, breast cancer statistics have not improved.  In fact, more women get breast cancer and more women are at risk of breast cancer today than they did in 1985.  In the 1920s breast cancer affected one woman in 20.  In 2015, that number has increased to one woman in eight.  Was too much focus put on finding the cure and not the cause? 
Companies promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month but advertising pink ribbons on their products sometimes contain carcinogens in their products.  Even some alcohol companies have jumped on the “pink bandwagon” even though the correlation between breast cancer and alcohol consumption has been established. 
Are Breast Cancer Awareness programs ok with taking the money from the same industries that are causing the cancer? 
Some Breast Cancer Awareness Month industry representatives may imply that breast cancer is not preventable which can shift the focus from prevention to early detection with mammography.  Mammography may detect breast cancer, but it does not protect women from breast cancer.  
What can you do?  Take action and ensure that Breast Cancer Awareness Month programs you support be accountable and transparent in their fundraising and ask that information presented be evidence based.  

Adapted from Dr. Alex Mostovoy's blog, October 5 2014.  For the complete article or to sign up for Dr. Mostovoy's blog, please click here
There are some good activist groups you may be interested in following and being a part of:
Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Fund

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

There are also some good documentaries addressing breast cancer issues and breast screening:
Pink Ribbons Inc.

The Promise

The Truth About Cancer
Open House to Celebrate Our 5th Anniversary &
Colin Gillies (Homeopath) 3rd Anniversary

When: October 7, 2015
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Thermography Vancouver Island Clinic
#12, 221 2nd Avenue West, Qualicum Beach
Come for information, refreshments, and door prizes! 
Free Session on Breast Health

Where: Parksville Pharmasave
When: October 21, 2015
Time: 4 pm

Find out how to lower your risk of breast cancer at any age with sensible diet and lifestyle changes. 
October Special...

Have your thermography appointment in October and your name will be entered in a draw for 1/2 off your next follow up appointment.  
Copyright © 2015 Thermography Clinic Vancouver Island, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp