Varying statistics state that 1 in 29, 1 in 26, 1 in 9 women who reside in urban areas will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Irrespective of what the actual statistic is, it is clear that women live parallel lives to devastatingly high statistic of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The fundamental key to surviving breast cancer is early diagnosis. Diagnosing breast cancer at an early stage ie. before it has had the opportunity to spread outside of the breast tissue, achieves a greater than 99 % five-year survival rate.
The Breastlight device is a simple safe, cost effective and easy to use handheld device that is perfectly positioned to be used in the work place to assist in the early detection of breast abnormalities that may or may not be cancerous. Breastlight is not a diagnostic device and neither is it a replacement for annual or 2 yearly mammograms. It is simply a device to be used during the period from one mammogram to the next, and by affording you an inner view of the breast, assists in the early detection of breast abnormalities. When it comes to breast cancer, a lot can develop during the periods from one mammogram to the next. Breastlight enhances your breast awareness and in so doing increases your ability to detect abnormalities at an early stage of development.
The Breastlight is lightweight, about the weight of a cell phone, fully portable, so you can easily take it along with you during your travels and is rechargeable. A single charge will accommodate more than 50 examinations.
Currently women should be performing a monthly “self-feel breast examination” during the period from one mammogram to the next. This “self-feel” examination is not always successful in detecting an abnormality due to variations in breast tissue density, size of breast, size of abnormality etc. The Breastlight enhances the “self-feel examination by giving you an internal view of your breast and “showing” possible areas of concern. Shadowy or dark spots that are detected should be followed up by visiting a medical professional for diagnosis. Breastlight detects abnormalities as small as 7mm (0.7cm)
Manufactured in the UK, Breastlight is successfully retailed in 67 countries and Medloyd Healthcare is the official importer and distributor for South Africa. Contact our offices on 011 397 2717 to place your order or order online at www.breastlightsouthafrica.co.za . Alternatively, speak to your local pharmacist, and should they not have a unit in stock, they will be able to order one for you from an affiliated wholesaler. Corporates: to arrange a Breastlight “screening” day for your women employees, please contact our offices on the above-mentioned number.