bra

The key to early breast cancer detection may be found in a bra

Friday, November 02, 2012 by: Ben Meredith
Tags: breast cancer, detection, bra

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Mammograms are a universally uncomfortable experience, but this decades-old detection method may now take a back seat thanks to new technology. Lifeline Biotechnologies has licensed a "smart bra" to identify signs of breast cancer earlier (and more pleasantly) than current medical practices.

Lifeline has named the revolutionary bra First Warning System (FWS). The company promotes the item for its responsiveness and cost efficiency against a traditional mammogram. The bra looks like a regular sports bra, but it is outfitted with 16 temperature sensors that presumably are capable of detecting deeply buried cell changes. The FWS is meant to be used by the OB/GYN or general physicians, and it is calibrated for an individual woman.

The technology is currently in its fourth generation. Three clinical trials have been performed with hundreds of female participants, and Lifeline claims that the diagnoses were correct 92.1 percent of the time - as opposed to the 70 percent accuracy of mammograms. FWS operations manager Matthew Benardis notes there is still one more clinical trial to come. If the bras test positively throughout the trial phase, they may be sold for retail purchase by 2014, assuming the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't classify the FWS as a medical device and require it to undergo further testing.

There is a divided opinion among doctors about the product. Some believe that attempting detection via thermography - temperature - instead of mammography could have fatal consequences in giving women false negatives. Oppositely, others believe new methods can only be a benefit in identifying breast cancer, and that this particular technology could not only enhance early detection, but also prevent misdiagnoses. Some think the FWS could be a useful backup for mammograms.

Expert mammographers can find tumors that are about 0.2 cm. By this point, the tumor has been growing for almost 10 years. Alternatively, the FWS can identify the heat signature of a tumor much earlier than that, before there is an actual lump, when the growing tumor is only three years old.

In fact, one of the trial participants, Nedra Lindsay, was 25 years old when the innovative bra picked up a heat abnormality in her breast tissue. This abnormality led to a mammogram and a biopsy, from which a very aggressive form of cancer was discovered. She is now cancer-free after undergoing a double lumpectomy, but her case is one that demonstrates the life-saving benefits of Lifeline's new system. The bra detected the cancer that otherwise wouldn't have been found until 15 years later at age 40 (the recommended age for a woman's first mammogram).

Additionally, Lifeline says the bra is non-radiogenic, non-invasive, and non-toxic.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.voxxi.com/bra-technology-breast-cancer/

http://www.thestar.com

http://www.consumeraffairs.com

About the author:
Ben enjoys writing about the benefits of green tea at Tendig.com, a revenue sharing site that publishes unique and interesting articles.

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.