Mammograms are one of the only methods to detect breast cancer and are costly, uncomfortable, and are prone to  false positives which can lead to unnecessary treatment. First Warning Systems has developed revolutionary technology that could change how doctors diagnose breast cancer. All the patient has to do is wear a bra. This bra isn’t any ordinary one (it’s not even a sexy Victoria’s Secret one), it provides a continuous screening of breast tissue under a woman’s clothing and this data is sent digitally to a doctor, who can assess it to potentially detect the early stages of a tumor. In clinical trials, this bra has seen 92.1 percent accuracy, compared to the 70% accuracy seen in routine mammograms, which represents a vast improvement from current technology. Not only that, but researchers say this could detect tumors up to 6 years earlier than can be done right now, which means that more women could get the treatment they need before it’s too late. Pending FDA approval, the company is planning to release the bra commercially in the US in 2014.

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