Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FDA Says Thermography Not A Proven Substitute For Mammography.

Aunt Minnie (10/30, Yee) reports that mammograms remain “the best tool for breast cancer screening” as compared to thermography. The FDA released a consumer health statement adding that although “it has received reports from physicians and patients that some healthcare facilities are providing information that misleads patients into thinking that thermography is a proven alternative to mammography,” the evidence shows that “thermography has not been shown to be effective as a standalone test for breast cancer screening or diagnosis for early-stage breast cancer, the FDA said in the statement.” Dr. Helen Barr, director of the Division of Mammography Quality Standards in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said, “You should not rely solely on thermography for the screening or diagnosis of breast cancer.” 

Author: wKesha

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