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Bogus breast cancer tests are putting women’s lives in danger

The best way to screen for breast cancer is a mammogram, but some companies have been trying to convince American women otherwise.

Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about advertisements for thermograms falsely claiming the technology could be as good or better than mammograms. In 1982, the FDA approved thermograms for breast-cancer screening—but only in conjunction with regular mammograms. Although thermography is not harmful in and of itself, there’s no scientific evidence that actually can detect breast cancer on its own.

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Written by Katherine Ellen Foley for

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