Sheffield Hallam University

Bras to aid breast cancer patients

Every day around 150 women in the UK will be told they have breast cancer. Many of these women will undergo radiotherapy. Currently, the procedure requires women to strip down to the waist and the radiographer positions the breasts manually for treatment.

However, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have now developed a specially designed bra to make radiotherapy more dignified.

The garment keeps the breasts in the same position for each treatment, improving the accuracy of the procedure and reducing the radiation dose received by normal tissue. The bra has been tested on healthy volunteers and is undergoing first clinical testing with patients.

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