Mammograms are worthless. They fleece womens’ pocketbooks and do relatively little to help women with early breast cancer detection (here). There are even groups dedicated to encouraging women to STOP self-breast exams (surely they are just trying to push more mammograms).
Breast Cancer Awareness month is mostly a pink washing product push. Companies want you to buy their brand, so they paint it pink, even when the products they push probably encourage an unhealthy lifestyle contributing directly to the causes of breast cancer.
While Shreveport, Louisiana’s new spin of Mammograms and Manicures isn’t the worst offense, it may well be the silliest.
According to KSLA.
Women are being offered an opportunity to be pampered this week while getting amammogram and wellness exam and learning about breast cancer and how to stay healthy.
The 2nd annual Mammograms & Manicures is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, 865 Olive St.in Shreveport. There will be manicures, massages, mini-makeovers, food, refreshments, prizes, even transportation to and from the clinic if needed.
And it’s all free.
Well thank goodness it’s free! Nothing like the odor of carcinogenic toxic chemicals penetrating my nasal cavities and lungs while someone is running a worthless breast cancer detection technology on my chest. Did anyone even stop to consider that manicures themselves may not be so healthy?
From Fox Carolina: Doctors are warning that artificial gel nail polish may be dangerous to your health.
The polish itself is not the main cause for concern, but the way nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer.
Doctors say the chemicals used in gel manicures could have other health risks.
For many women, having their nails professionally done is a part of their beauty routine.
While a visit to the nail salon may seem like a safe way to unwind, upstate dermatologist Dr. John Humeniuk cautions the potential dangers associated with gel nail polish.
It’s incredible that we don’t even consider prevention into the equation of cancer anymore.