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Ask-the-Expert Online Conference

Question from Nigar: What are your thoughts on thermography as an early detection tool?
Answers - Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. I do not recommend thermography as a screening tool. [This is a scan that measures heat produced by the breast tissue.] It has not been shown to be as effective as digital mammography for detection of breast cancer.

This Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Risk Reduction featured Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Lynn Hartmann answering your questions about breast cancer risk factors and ways to lower your risk.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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