A New Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer?

Nicole Karlis on 27 Feb 2013 at 9:00am

It claims to measure abnormal cell cycles right in your bra.  Would you try this device?

Mammograms could eventually be part of the past with a new technology about to hit the market. In fact, detecting breast cancer could be as easy as snapping on a bra -- and wouldn't that be nice? 

The device named First Warning System™, is described on its website as "a novel breast health screening device and method based on disruptive technology and tissue health science."

The device collects 12 hours of cell data in your breasts just by being placed under your bra. 

"Circadian rhythm-based temperature variances of cell cycles are measured to identify abnormalities at the earliest stages of cell augmentation. Powerful predictive analytic software analyses the tissue data producing an object result to the physician to enable a sound and robust clinical decision from the physician and patient," the website, FirstWarningsSystem.com, states. 

The cancer-deteacting bra method has reportedly been tested on 650 women having an accuracy rate of 92.1 percent. One case involving a woman named Nedra Lindsay who agreed to be part of an early testing trial. Twenty years and a mastectomy later, Nedra is cancer free.

“I never thought it would be any use to me because I was so young,” she told NY CBS news about participating in the trial when she was just 25 years old. 

Breast cancer remains the number one cancer killing women. In 2009, 211,731 women in the U.S. were diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

While the device has been in development for the past two decades, CBS reports it expects to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration in a year-- with a price tag around $200. 

What do you think about this detection device? Do you think this could be a breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer? Share your opinion in the comments section below.