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BCNA News 17 Jul 2019

BCNA issues warning on thermography website

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has re-issued its warning against using thermography as a screening tool.

The call came in the discovery of erroneous claims by a website promoting the banned procedure.

There is no scientific evidence to support thermography as an early detection device.  The technology was de-registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in 2011.

BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti said the website was providing false and misleading information to Australians on breast screening.

BCNA is working with other cancer agencies to have the website shut down.

Any person with questions about breast screening procedures should refer to cancerscreening.gov.au for accurate and credible information.

Women aged 50-74 are advised to have a mammogram every two years, while women aged 40-49 are also eligible to attend Breast Screens across the country.