(NaturalNews) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Donna Glove is a special glove designed to detect breast lumps. It provides a safe and effective way for every woman to carry out breast self examination, especially women in high risk groups. Its special design magnifies the sense of your fingers allowing lumps the size of a grain of sugar to be detected. This is not possible with bare hand palpation.
You perform a breast self exam the same way, you just use the Glove instead of your bare hands. Check from your collar bone and into your armpits and do both breasts. Since lumps can grow in a week, it is suggested to perform the procedure weekly. The Donna glove helps detect lumps, thickening and other subtle changes your bare hand may not detect. Full instructions are on the website below and are provided with the glove.
The glove itself is a double layer of polyurethane with mineral oil between the layers. This allows for greatly enhanced ability to feel lumps. A clinical trial in Rome proved the efficacy of the glove.
108 women were studied for nearly a year. These women all had previous lumps and were at high risk for developing breast cancer. They were split into two equal groups. Group 1 was issued a Donna Glove while group 2 continued to do self breast exams with bare hands.
At the 6 month follow up, 84% (45 in each group) of these patients had recurrence of the lumps confirmed by mammography. Group 1, the group issued the Donna Glove had a 100% self-detection rate. In group 2, only 22 of 45 women had detected lumps with their bare hands.
The significant difference in detection rate was present even after adjusting for combinations of age, method of detection and family history of breast cancer. Mammography upheld these percentages. The study concluded that in a population of potential breast cancer patients, breast self exam with the Donna Glove is related to a greater earlier detection and thus improves survival over bare hand self examination.
More information on the glove and how to order can be found here:
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