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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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not cool
By vol7ron on 10/12/2012 1:19:02 AM , Rating: 0
Jokes about female genitalia are not funny. Period.

RE: not cool
By Schmide on 10/12/2012 3:30:28 AM , Rating: 1
Even I've seen the Vagina Monologs dude.

It's kind of funny, even if you are that repressed.

RE: not cool
By dark matter on 10/12/2012 8:13:52 AM , Rating: 2
I see you didn't get the punchline.

Yes, it wasn't that funny to be honest. So I can see how you missed it.

RE: not cool
By Basilisk on 10/12/2012 10:43:47 AM , Rating: 2
I'm presuming your "Period" was the punch-line to an ironic joke.

However, the topic was Breasts, and by the time they're in the vicinity of female genitals we're typically talking about much older women than this bra was devised for -- or for whom the many volunteers herein are so supportive.

RE: not cool
By Motoman on 10/12/2012 11:34:28 AM , Rating: 2
People who lack a basic understanding of anatomy are pretty funny though.

Like people who think breasts are "genitalia" and/or "sex organs."

RE: not cool
By Dorkyman on 10/12/2012 7:17:22 PM , Rating: 2
No, breasts are not "genitalia," and that's not what was implied.

Genitalia are south of the border, which is where some breasts wind up on older females. THAT was the point.

RE: not cool
By Motoman on 10/12/2012 8:29:02 PM , Rating: 2
If you say so. I see no way that a normal, average person would think anything other than this idiot OP thinks breasts are genitalia.

RE: not cool
By ianweck on 10/13/2012 12:47:38 AM , Rating: 2
Lighten up.

RE: not cool
By lagomorpha on 10/13/2012 8:02:04 PM , Rating: 2
Like people who think breasts are "genitalia" and/or "sex organs."

Breasts are secondary sex characteristics, so long as we're being pedantic.

RE: not cool
By SlyNine on 10/18/2012 9:16:48 PM , Rating: 2
Her breasts are shallow and pedantic.

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