Tech to Speed Detection in India

An alarming number of Indian women diagnosed with breast cancer do not survive—but low-cost screening devices could make a difference.
 
Only 66% of Indian women with breast cancer live 5 years beyond diagnosis, compared to about 90% in many Western countries. Late diagnosis is to blame, say experts like Mandeep Kaur, a New Delhi breast cancer surgeon.
 
Hoping earlier detection could boost survival, tech companies are developing devices to speed screening and make it more affordable. Some of the new options are battery operated, portable, and simple to use.

Crucially, they are also less invasive than mammograms and do not require women to undress.

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