The headline reads, "Miss D.C. Allyn Rose on her decision to opt for a double mastectomy after Miss America pageant."
Out of fear, this Miss America contestant is going to have both of her breasts removed even though she doesn't have cancer! She said, "If I were to win [the contest]… I would have this incredible platform to speak to my generation." Is this the message we want sent to our children and grandchildren? Should the fear of developing cancer lead a person to "cut off" parts of his or her body in order to prevent it?
How about we try conveying a message of hope? Let's let women know that there is an annual screening available that aids in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Thermography is a screening that is available and safe for all ages--free of radiation and compression. With a specially designed digital infrared camera, a picture is taken of the heat being emitted from the body. These pictures can show physiological changes occurring in the body as many as 8-10 years before they would show up on a Mammogram. We, as women, must spread the word! It is in our hands and we must be proactive in the fight against breast cancer. Fear can't save lives... but knowledge can!
Please visit our Breast Health page to learn more.