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Most women have heard of, and many of us have tried, just about every new bra that comes out on the market. Many of these bras make a wealth of promises. They can push-up, they can support, they can add a full cup size and they can minimize.
Some bras claim to lift and separate your breasts. Now there is a new bra called The First Warning Systems Bra that declares itself to be a new breast cancer detection tool that can discern healthy breast tissue from unhealthy breast tissue, thus being able to detect breast cancer in its early stages.
The First Warning System Bra is said to be able to identify breast cancer in the early stages. The thought is that the bra continuously monitors the temperature changes that occur in breast tissue. Certain temperature changes in breast tissue can be linked to tumor growth.
This claim, if true, is an amazing advancement in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
The First Warning Systems Bra is constructed of a series of sensors. The use of heat in abnormal tissue detection is called thermography or thermogram technology. These sensors are fixed within the cups of the bra’s structure. It is the sensors job to detect changes in breast tissue temperature. When abnormal heat patterns are detected, a signal is sent to alert the doctors, suggesting the possible existence of cancer cells.
With the use of heat sensors the manufacturers at First Warning Systems claim that their bra can detect cancer in its earliest stages, before a mass or tumor is present. But the question is, does this new technology really work and is it better than the traditional methods of cancer screening and detection used today?
Three independent clinical trials were conducted involving 650 women. The manufacturers of The First Warning Systems Bra boast that the heat sensor technology within the bra was able to discover tumors nearly 6 years sooner than conventional breast imaging. The temperature change technology claims to have a success rate of about 90 percent with regard to accuracy of identifying normal, abnormal, suspected abnormal and benign breast tissue. Standard mammograms have approximately a 70 percent accuracy rate in similar categories.