Posted 09 September 2015
A number of alternative health practitioners in South Africa offer this unsubstantiated test to detect breast cancer. ( see below) Considering that the test does not work adequately at all, for some patients this may result in a death sentence for it may delay the detection of a true tumour.
A complaint against an advert in the UK promoting this test was laid with the UK ASA. The UK ASA upheld the complaint, stating among other, “Cancer Research UK had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to suggest that thermography provided benefit to patients as a adjunctive tool to mammography. Because of that, and in the absence of any evidence to show that thermography could detect abnormalities indicating the early development of breast cancer and therefore aid diagnosis, locate the causes of pain, or the early stages of disease more generally, we concluded that the claims … Read the rest