Tumor Evolution & Progression

Breast Cancer Linked to Cell Phones Stored in the Bra

Case Reports are accumulating of young women with no family history getting a diagnosis of breast cancer. Tumors were unusually located directly underneath the skin where patients placed cell phones in their bra. More data needs to be collected.

What is the research problem

Documentation is needed. Oncologists need to ask patients if they store their cell phone's in their bra. Watch Dr. Lisa Bailey, past President of the American Cancer Society CA call for such documentation. https://goo.gl/NtDk5J

How will your solution make a difference

Cell phones have instructions in manuals that they should NOT be in bras or pockets. They are to be at distance from the body to meet FCC regs. With data collection and education we will have more definitive data, and hopefully prevent cases.

What is your proposed solution

Research is critically needed: Development of a tool with basic interview questions that clinicians can ask to characterize exposures past and present. Systematic collection. A database to maintain the information. Outreach to clinicians with the tool. In addition, patients need education on ways to reduce exposure.
Read the published case studies on women with cell phone related breast cancer here.


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