New developments in technology have created a bra able to detect breast cancer tumors.
The First Warning Systems Bra is imbedded with thermal fingerprints used to detect abnormalities in breast tissue.
Women wear the sports bra for 12 hours to get a total temperature reading of the breast tissue. The results are then interpreted by a medical physician and are as follows: normal benign, suspect for breast tissue abnormalities, or probable for breast tissue abnormalities.
The Nevada based company has done three trials involving 750 participants, claiming a 90% effectiveness rate.
Doctors say more rigorous testing is needed before using temperature to detect cancer cells as an alternative form for self breast exams.
This new innovation is meant to detect earlier forms of breast cancer tumors not typically seen in mammograms.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends women wait until their 50th birthday to receive annual mammograms.
Reporting on Health Matters, I’m Lyssa Hansen.