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Apparatus for detecting breast cancer at home can cost 150 euros

Researchers at Nihon University in Japan are seeking to start a company interested in manufacturing

 
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An engine with a light emitting diode LED and a phototransistor. This is the composition of the new device presented by researchers from the laboratory of medical engineering Newcat da Universidade Nihon (in Japan).

The device, presenting as a cheap and easy way to take the examination for breast cancer at home, detects blood pooling on contact with the body. This accumulation of blood may be linked to the action of a cancerous tumor.

Result of eight years of research, the device is shaped like a ball and fits in the palm of the hand.

According to the professor, Mineyuki Haruta. this little tool allows the early detection of breast cancer, a decisive factor that increases the odds of healing.

"The device is already ready to be marketed, and should cost about 150 euros for the final consumer.'re Just looking for a company to help us produce and market, Haruta completed.

<b> Breast cancer </ b>

Second most common worldwide, breast cancer is the most common among women, accounting for 22% of new cases each year. If diagnosed and treated timely, the prognosis is relatively good.

In Brazil, mortality rates from breast cancer remain high, most likely because the disease is still diagnosed in advanced stages. In world population, the median survival after five years is 61%.

Relatively rare before age 35, above this age the incidence is growing fast and steadily. Statistics indicate an increase in incidence in both developed countries and in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the 60s and 70s there was an 10-fold increase in incidence rates in age-adjusted Cancer Registry Population-Based different continents.

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