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A Bra That Could Save Your Life

A Bra That Could Save Your Life

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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  • scrapbookgirl By scrapbookgirl
    10.18.12  

    love this idea. I would be willing to try this.

  • meximeltx8 By meximeltx8
    10.18.12  

    Awesome:) Iwant t to try this

  • deansstarr By deansstarr
    10.18.12  

    If this device works like it says it would be an awesome and affordable alternative for women everywhere. BC runs on my mom's side of the family, so this is a concern that our daughters and I have to worry about. I would love to try this device out! My last mammogram wasn't bad but I would prefer something a bit more private for detecting any problems!

  • jofer36 By jofer36
    10.18.12  

    100% yes! It seems so much more compfortable then it is now.

  • basilandcatnip By basilandcatnip
    10.18.12  

    Very interesting. First I've heard about this. SheSpeaks is so on top on things. I'd be game.

  • MomeeGina By MomeeGina
    10.18.12  

    Amazing, and would like myself and daughter to try this bra. Great idea!

  • felicia1960 By felicia1960
    10.18.12  

    Sign me up. Breast cancer is rampade in my family and I am wiling to do whatever I can to catch it early enough.

  • pam674 By pam674
    10.18.12  

    I would try this new bra in a heartbeat

  • aud615 By aud615
    10.18.12  

    I think this is fantastic

  • alwayzunigirl By alwayzunigirl
    10.18.12  

    Definitely would sign my mom, sister and myself up for this. Can't wait for it to arrive in the USA.

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