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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro

Thermography Clinic and Workshop on Women’s Health in Fairfax

Sep 27, 2016 08:07PM
Neck Back and Beyond, an integrated wellness center in Fairfax, is offering a workshop, Current Issues on Women’s Health from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 20 and a Thermography Clinic from October 21 to 24. All are invited to sign up for the workshop and schedule an appointment for the clinic. Both will be led by Donna Marie Scippa, a nurse practitioner in women’s health for more than 30 years, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about integrative therapies for women’s health and the value of Thermography as a breast health screening tool.

Thermography, or medical infrared imaging, is a painless, non-invasive and low cost breast scan approved by the Food and Drug Administration for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk assessment and early detection.

A thermogram detects abnormal heat in the breast tissue, (possibly caused by new blood vessel formation, necessary to sustain the growth of a tumor). This can be one of the earliest signs that a breast cancer may be forming. Thermography uses no radiation, injections, or extreme pressure on the breast. Mammogram sensitivity is lowered by breast tissue density (common in women under 50). Thermography results are not affected, making it the better choice for younger woman. Infrared markers of early stage cancers missed by other methods may be discovered using thermography.

The inclusion of thermography in breast cancer awareness and prevention plans is essential. It helps differentiate high-risk women, detect changes in breast tissue early, and may give women a significant chance of beating an aggressive and widespread disease.

Location: 10560 Main St. Suite ph-1, Fairfax. To attend the workshop or make an appointment at the clinic, call 703-865-5690 or email [email protected] For more information, visit



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