Breastlight is a unique handy breast screening device that helps facilitate an effective self examination of breasts. According to a survey, it has been found out that more than 80 % of the women feel confident with the use of Breastlight as it enables early stage breast cancer detection.
The cases of Breast cancer have increased recently at an alarming rate! The low awareness of breast health in rural and urban areas have only aggravated the situation more by increasing breast deformities in younger and pre & post menopausal women. This results in late detection of various lumps in the breast area, malignant and non-malignant breast tumors and recurrent cysts which increase complications, giving rise to a need for surgical intervention.
Breastlight has been devised so as to facilitate effective Breast examination. This new, user friendly device effectively decides if further clinical investigation is required, initiating a proper treatment. This novel and effective method is an ingenious discovery as Govt/Private/NGO operated health institutions are already suffering from increasing patient influx. The device positively motivates women to report changes in breast at earlier stages to avoid complications and surgical interventions later.
- A hand-held device trans-illuminating your breast with safe red light.
- This light is then absorbed by Hemoglobin so vascular areas appear black
- Inflammatory/Hemorrhagic lesions and cancers may appear black
- Can be used extensively for other uses- lumpy breasts, recurrent cysts
The equipment is extremely handy and provides valuable feedback during breast examination to consultant doctors in initiating further clinical investigations.
It is also useful in:
- Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) screening
- Additional screening approaches in select high-risk groups
Using Breastlight along with Mammographic screening of Breast examination can lead to effective results as:
- Mammographic screening is known to detect good prognosis slow growing cancers
- Misses interval cancers, cancers in younger women & high-risk women