A Bra That Could Save Your Life

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 10.17.12
A Bra That Could Save Your Life
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In recent years researchers and scientists have been aiming at finding better ways to detect the first signs of breast cancer. Mammograms are not always effective in diagnosing breast cancer and according to a CBS News report they actually misdiagnose patients in up to 30 percent of cases.

A new diagnostic tool now in the works has the potential to alert doctors to the growth of abnormal breast tissue earlier than ever before. The device in development is actually a bra women can wear that will continually examine their breasts as they go about daily activities.

According to the company developing the detection bra, First Warning Systems, the bra can detect tumors before a self-exam or mammogram. The bra, which contains no radiation, is non-invasive and carries no toxins will be warn under doctor’s orders for about 12 hours to accurately detect abnormalities in breast tissue. The bra uses sensors that detect temperature fluctuations and pattern recognition software to do the job of detecting tumors and abnormal beast tissue.

So far clinical trials of the product have been a success and the creators of the bra have reported than when and if it is approved by the FDA, this type of exam should cost a patient no more than $25. The breast cancer detection bra is expected to be released for use in Europe next year and may hit the U.S. market by 2014.

What do you think of this new product in development that is said to be more effective at diagnosing early onset of breast cancer?

Would you be willing to try a diagnostic tool like this bra rather than a mammogram at your next doctor’s appointment?
 

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  • mfuller By mfuller
    11.20.12  

    What a remarkable idea!

  • katniels2no1 By katniels2no1
    10.30.12  

    For sure, this is a great idea, too bad it'll take so long to get here, I'd use it

  • AnaMarie341 By AnaMarie341
    10.29.12  

    Considering I've already had 3 biopsies and am at high risk for breast cancer, I would LOVE to try this!!!

  • rosebunny By rosebunny
    10.28.12  

    Great invention and I would definitely wear it.

  • Rbswhitedove By Rbswhitedove
    10.28.12  

    I would definitely give this a try and convince my daughter, sisters and nieces all to try it. I can't wait to see how it works. I have already had 3 mammograms this year and would much rather have just worn a bra!

  • funnywomansoccer By funnywomansoccer
    10.27.12  

    When I read this, my first thought was, where can I buy it and try!! Breast Cancer runs in my family and I would definitely like to be free from it forever and this seems like a wonderful means to achieve that!! Can't wait for it to become available for the medical community!! Awesome!!

  • Spirit By Spirit
    10.27.12  

    would love to try this

  • hshockeymom By hshockeymom
    10.27.12  

    Sounds amazing. Would so try it.

  • beaker247 By beaker247
    10.27.12  

    Absolutely!

  • nickiey8 By nickiey8
    10.27.12  

    Sounds like a great idea and comfortable too.

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