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Falmouth, ME 04105
Breast Cancer Awareness Month events tend to focus on getting women to schedule mammograms (and purchase pink consumer goods.)
Did you know that mammograms tend to miss fast-growing cancers, while over-diagnosing non-lethal tumors that many experts say shouldn’t be considered cancer at all? Do you worry that X-raying your breasts might increase your breast cancer risk? Did you know that many women who develop breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors for it—and that many women considered at high risk never develop it? Did you know that the whole “pink” thing was started by the drug company that makes the top-selling breast cancer drug? Do you wish the breast cancer conversation included something that actually looks like breast cancer prevention? Us too.
Join us for a DIFFERENT sort of Breast Cancer Awareness event.
Let’s talk about:
• Why reducing exposure to environmental chemicals may lower your breast cancer risk;
• Why certain ways of eating can increase your risk for breast cancer and interfere with your natural anti-cancer systems;
• The latest science about the when, why, and limitations of mammogram screening, particularly in women under 50;
• And probably more.
JENNIFER LUNDEN, LCSW, LADC, CCS, is a mental health counselor and the founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Healing. Her essay, “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America,” appears in the September/October issue of Orion. A True North Health Center affiliate practitioner, Lunden is also the winner of a Pushcart Prize and Maine’s 2012 Social Worker of the Year award.
SUSAN FEKETY, RN, MSN, CNM is the owner of Healthy Living Health Care in Falmouth, Maine. A Yale-educated advanced practice nurse and midwife previously at Women to Women and True North Health Center, Susan has been a clinician in the Portland area since 1995. As a practitioner, speaker, and writer for 30 years, she is an expert on natural and non-pharmaceutical approaches to women’s health.