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The new tumor-detecting bra was capable of identifying 92.1 percent of tumors correctly

Women could soon check for breast cancer 24 hours a day, right out in public -- and no, fellas, not via physical examination.

A new bra can detect cancerous tumors in the breast long before the traditional mammogram screening can. The bra is called the Breast Tissue Screening Bra and was developed by First Warning Systems.

Women can wear the bra just like a normal one they'd buy from the store. It fits comfortable under everyday clothing and looks like a normal bra, but it certainly doesn't act like a normal bra.

It checks for tumors in the breast by measuring small changes in skin temperature over time that can indicate a tumor. A sensor in the front of the bra collects this data and sends it to the Internet, where the user can view results daily.

According to tests, which included over three clinical trials, the new tumor-detecting bra was capable of identifying 92.1 percent of tumors correctly. A traditional mammogram only has an accuracy of about 70 percent. Furthermore, the new bra can detect a tumor as many as six years before a mammogram can.

First Warning Systems is looking to commercialize the bra in Europe in 2013 and hopefully in the U.S. in 2014, depending on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. A bra like this could not only detect tumors early enough for treatment, but also reduce the number of false positives and avoid unnecessary treatment.

Check out a video of how the bra works here:

Source: Tech Crunch

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RE: boobies
By Solandri on 10/11/2012 11:00:17 PM , Rating: 5
It works based on measuring skin temperature differences between normal and cancerous tissue. So it'll only work on cancers relatively close to the skin surface, not something deep in the body like your lungs, stomach, liver, or colon.

Well I suppose they could stick a sensor up your rear and leave it in all day to detect colon cancer this way. You can volunteer to test trial that since you're the one complaining they should be addressing colon cancer instead of breast cancer. :D

RE: boobies
By BugblatterIII on 10/12/2012 8:33:09 AM , Rating: 5
If they want to detect colon cancer they could build the sensor into the next iPhone...

RE: boobies
By vanionBB on 10/12/2012 4:26:37 PM , Rating: 2

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