Women's Health

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

The pen's accuracy when it comes to breast cancer is 95.6%

While studying breast cancer, researchers used 65 patients, 29 with cancer and 16 without. The type of cancer being tested was Ductal Carcinoma, which was accurately identified 100% of the time. The sensitivity of the pen was marked at 87.5%, and the overall accuracy of the pen was valued at 95.6%. Breast cancer was an incredibly important tissue to study for the pen due to the delicate nature of the breast tissue. With breast cancer, it is quite common for cancer cells to be left behind after surgery, which is why there is such a high recurrence rate with the cancer. This pen will help to lower the numbers of recurrence and extend the overall survival rate of breast cancer patients.