FDA Warns Against Test Touted As Mammogram Alternative

FDA Warns Against Test Touted As Mammogram Alternative

Mammograms are no woman’s idea of fun, but if someone suggests that you could skip that aggravation just by vacuuming a little bit of fluid from the breast, think again.

Nipple aspirate tests being offered in doctors’ offices are no substitute for mammograms, the Food and Drug Administration¬†said¬†Thursday.

Several companies have been marketing nipple aspirate tests, which use a device similar to a breast pump, as a “breast Pap test.”

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