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MEDIA ADVISORY 9/16 Long Island Thermography Celebrates Grand Opening

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Long Island Thermography is celebrating the grand opening of its Brightwaters facility, which will provide an additional tool in the fight against breast cancer.

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Who: John S. Milone, President, Long Island Thermography
Long Island Thermography staff members
Lorraine Pace, Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc.
Local breast cancer survivors
Local elected officials

What: Long Island Thermography is celebrating the grand opening of its Brightwaters facility. Local elected officials and breast cancer survivors will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a tour of the facility and a demonstration of breast thermography technology.

Long Island Thermography provides a state-of-the-art screening procedure for the detection of breast cancer. Breast thermography captures heat images of the breast. When a tumor increases in size, a large blood supply forms and gives off heat. The heat signal is then picked up by infrared technology and converts this data into a colorful image, indicating the presence and location of a developing tumor.

Breast thermography is becoming popular within the healthcare community and is currently being used worldwide. More than 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies referenced by The Index Medicus have found that, when thermography was added to a woman's breast health check-up, the survival rate increased by 61%. When breast thermography was used as part of a multi-modal approach, 95% of early stage cancers were detected. Women in the U.S. are also concerned about the radiation exposure they receive from mammograms. Unlike mammograms, thermography is free of any radiation and the procedure is painless.

When: Friday, September 16, 2011
11:30 a.m.
Ribbon cutting ceremony: 12 p.m.

Where: Long Island Thermography
400 Potter Boulevard, Suite 406
Brightwaters, NY

Photo Ops: Mr. Milone and Ms. Pace joining breast cancer survivors and local elected officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Local elected officials and invited guests taking a tour of the facility.

Directions: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Exit 43 toward Fifth Ave./County Rd. 13/Bay Shore/Brentwood. Merge onto North Service Road and make a slight right onto the ramp to Fifth Ave./CR 13. Go 0.7 mile, then make a right onto Ackerson St. Continue onto Orinoco Dr. Turn right onto Potter Blvd. Long Island Thermography will be on the right.

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About Long Island Thermography

Long Island Thermography is comprised of a group of doctors and certified technicians dedicated to the safe and early detection of breast cancer. Its mission is to provide noninvasive, state-of-the-art infrared thermal imaging in its quest to defeat this life-threatening disease. With early detection as the most important key to surviving breast cancer, Long Island Thermography believes that infrared thermography provides one of the best ways to achieve this. Located in Brightwaters, New York, Long Island Thermography is certified by Breast Thermography International and adheres to the standards of practice set by the Academy of Medical Infrared Training. For more information, call (631) 647-7749 or visit www.longislandthermography.com.