Heat-cam exhibit alerts tourist to breast cancer

A thermal device. A tourist discovered she had breast cancer after an interactive heat-cam exhibit revealed a tumour during a family trip to a museum in Edinburgh. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Bal Gill, 41, caught the disease in its early stages following her visit to the Camera Obscura attraction in May, which prompted her to consult a doctor.
  • She has since had a mastectomy and has been told she will not need chemotherapy or radiotherapy after another operation.
  • Thermal cameras are sometimes used by doctors to screen patients for breast cancer.

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