Is thermography a safer alternative to mammograms?

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Thermography is considered safe in that there is no radiation exposure; however, it is not considered a comparable alternative to mammography. There is little evidence that suggests that thermography can detect breast cancer to the same degree as mammography, and both the American Cancer Society and the FDA have put out warnings against its use as an alternative for routine breast cancer screening.

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