Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Hand-held breast cancer scanner which fits in your handbag

Women could soon be testing themselves for breast cancer at home, using a tiny hand-held scanner. Scientists say they are two years away from launching the device, which will be sold in high street chemists. The ground-breaking technology, to be sold in High Street chemists, could be used by women of all ages but could be particularly useful for younger and pre-menopausal women who are currently not screened for cancer. The device uses infrared light to locate a tumour, so it can be used as often as a woman wishes without fear of causing harm. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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