Bolton Regional Councillor News Flash

Health Canada Advises Thermography Machines not Authorized to Screen for Breast Cancer


Health Canada is advising Canadians and health care practitioners that no thermography (thermal imaging) machines have been approved to screen for breast cancer in Canada.

Health Canada is not aware of any clinical evidence that thermography can be used effectively as a screening technique for the early detection of breast cancer. As such, it may present a potential risk to women relying on the results.

Read the complete Health Canada Advisory here:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2012/2012_178-eng.php

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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