10/13/2012 05:14 EDT

Breast Cancer Detection: Sports Bra Designed To Detect Early Signs Of Breast Cancer


We've officially entered the future for early breast cancer detection.

The Breast Tissue Screening Bra, developed by First Warning Systems, is designed to monitor early breast tissue abnormalities before a mammogram.

Our normal body temperature fluctuates throughout the day and varies in individuals depending on hormones, age and fitness levels, according to First Warnings Sign's introductory video. For this reason, the company designed a bra that would be able to detect any temperatures changes in our breast tissue that could result in an abnormality. This data can then be stored on your computer and creates an overall update for your health.

This year alone, it is estimated that 22,700 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,100 will die from it, according to The Canadian Cancer Society. On average, 62 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.

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Mammograms are often recommended for women over 40 at least once every one to two years, according to the National Cancer Institute. The institute also recommends women who have a history of breast cancer in their family to get check-ups before 40. In Canada, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care says clinical breast exams, mammograms and MRIs are not needed for most women between the ages of 40 and 49, according to the CBC. The task force added there was potential harm from over-diagnosis and unnecessary biopsy for women of a younger age.

After three clinical trials with 650 women, First Warning Systems found a 90 per cent or higher level of accuracy when it came to detecting tissue abnormalities. The trial run was able to detect the presence of tumours six years before traditional imaging systems, according to

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