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Saima Sheikh CTM, CTT
Saima Sheikh is the Clinic Director of Thermography Clinic Milton Inc. She is a certified Clinical Thermographic Technician (CTT) with the Canadian Association of Clinical Thermography and completed her training at the Toronto Thermography Clinic Inc. under the direct training and supervision of Alexander Mostovoy, Board Certified Clinical Thermologist. As part of the women's health specialist industry, Saima offers women a non-invasive & pain-free technology that detects abnormalities in the body (mainly breasts) in their earliest stages. Thermography offers early risk assessment with zero radiation and no compression. She is passionate about her journey to wellness, especially breast health, and shares her experiences and knowledge with others as a speaker & breast health educator through workshops at the clinics. Saima has made it her mission to bring this exciting technology to all women, “What is really exciting to me is that we can change the methods of assessing breast diseases by providing this incredible service offering an early warning (up to 10 years!). As women, we now have a “second line of defense” through breast thermography. I encourage women to take control of their own health, and stop the “wait for a lump” approach.
Saima knows the importance of risk assessment when it comes to assessing breast diseases, especially for someone like her, whose family has been touched by the disease, " Losing my grandmother to breast cancer at the age of 22 was difficult indeed." One finds some sort of peace when reminding themselves that although they will be missed, they did live a relatively good & long life. They were able to enjoy their grandchildren and even witness the birth of a great-grandson.
For Saima witnessing her mother fight breast cancer not once, but twice, was a whole other chapter in her life. Saima was a month away from turning 29 and her third pregnancy resulted in twin girls. Not only was she was raising 4 children, she further had to deal with terrifying news that her mother was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. Saima had two options...allow this devastation to get the better of her and plunge into a state of depression or educate herself and be strong for her mom. Saima spent multiple nights online reading and researching about her condition and what she could do to help her, both physically and emotionally. She wanted her not to give up and to build the will to fight. Saima's mom ultimately fought and won but only after a lumpectomy, lots of chemotherapy and radiation.
After a remission period of 7 years, when they thought that they won a good fight, her mother felt another lump but this time in the other breast. She can still remember the intense eerie feeling Saima had as she physically confirmed that there indeed was a lump. But this time her mom had become so spiritual at this point in her life that she was calm, very calm. Again, her mother was submerged in chemo, some radiation but rather than weakening herself she instead made the decision to have a double-mastectomy performed as this was the best advised course of action.
Needless to say how troubling and terrifying this can be for a daughter. Saima was extremely concerned for her twin daughters as she hoped & prayed that she will not have them endure anything remotely close to what she had experienced.
Saima chose Thermography, which is FDA approved as an adjunctive tool to mammography. Thermography (digital infrared thermal imaging) is a test of physiology and assesses subtle changes that could be markers to future breast health issues. In addition to early risk assessment for assessing breast diseases, it is also useful in assessing Thyroid Dysfunction, Dental Pathology, Immune System Disorders & Physical injuries, where sports medicine clinics often use it as a risk assessment tool.
"My mission is to educate the public as well as Physicians about adding thermography to every women's breast health screening. My future goal is to be a partner with all breast cancer patient support groups. Thermography found me and it has given me a renewed purpose in my career. In this chapter of my life I am focused on making a difference in the lives of other mothers & their daughters alike..."
"Your health is something that you need to take charge of. Be informed, be proactive!
Come in and get screened! It will be the best thing you do for YOU!"
Early detection is important, but prevention is the key!
Saima Sheikh, Clinic Director, CTM, CTT
Thermography Clinic Milton
Tel. 905.876.3047 Ext 201