North Island Midweek

Focus on breast cancer prevention

With statistics being 1 in 8 for women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, it seems that an ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure.

“Thermography is a vital assessment for early detection and the best chance for preventative action against breast cancer” says Glenda Neufeld, the owner and technician of Thermography Clinic Vancouver Island, who brings her high tech equipment to the Comox Valley on a regular basis.

Medical Infrared Thermography uses an infrared camera that is similar to military “heat seeking” technology.  It can see patterns of heat and blood activity that may reveal the earliest indications of disease while they are still in the formative stages.  Thermography is non-invasive and radiation free.  It’s safe for all women and men and is especially useful for those who have had inconclusive mammograms, have implants, have dense breasts, or are younger than the age recommended for mammography screening.  Thermography is approved by the FDA and widely used in Europe as an adjunct to other screening and diagnostic modalities like; mammogram, ultrasound, MRI, and biopsy.  Here in BC, thermography is not covered by the province, so patients who take a proactive approach to their health pay for the scans themselves.

“A picture can say a thousand words” says Dr. Alexander Mostovoy, Director of Thermography Clinic Inc. (www.drmostovoy.com)  who analyses the images that Neufeld sends him, “A thermographic image is like a thermal fingerprint and like a fingerprint, it should stay relatively the same over time.”  Any changes may indicate the need for further investigation and it may give the incentive needed to make those lifestyle changes that can be lifesaving.

The next mobile clinic dates in the Valley are at naturopathic physician Dr. Deidre Macdonald’s clinic, The Macdonald Center for Natural Medicine, on November 20th and 21st.

Contact 250-947-5424 to make an appointment or visit www.thermographyvancouverisland.com for more information.

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