Women's Health

Can a Pen Be the Next Big Diagnostic Tool for Breast Cancer?

Improving the survival rate is the end goal

Being able to identify the type of cancer upfront will eliminate the need for “trial and error” and give the patient a better chance at remission. Many cancers are often not diagnosed until the later stages, and these later stages can be quite aggressive. Because the cancer is so aggressive, anything left behind will spread rapidly without symptoms before it’s too late. To treat the aggressive cancer, doctors can use the pen to ensure they remove all of the cancerous tissue the first time and without question, heightening the patients overall survival rate. 

References

https://www.today.com/health/cancer-pen-could-help-doctors-detect-tumors-more-quickly-t116041

https://www.masspecpen.com/technology.html

http://time.com/4928010/diagnose-cancer-pen/