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Halo Breast Pap Test for Breast Cancer Screening


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A new method of monitoring breast cancer risks has been developed by NeoMatrix which is based in Irvine, California. NeoMatrix develops innovative devices that allow women and their doctors to promote optimal breast health.  The Halo Breast Pap Test is the only fully automated, noninvasive breast disease screening device.

All women are at risk for developing breast cancer, and in the United States along we spend over $3 billion annually on breast cancer screening.  Although 70% of all lumps found are discovered during self exams.  The unfortunate issue is that by the time breast cancer can be felt, it is no longer in its earliest or most treatable stage.



Who is at risk for developing breast cancer:  

  • A 12.5% chance of developing this disease 

  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 35 – 50

  • 250,000 women living with breast cancer are under the age of 40

  • 70% of all women have no identifying risk factors

  • 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history

  • When found early the five year survival rate is 100%



Risk factors for breast cancer are including, but not limited to:

  • Aging

  • Family history of breast cancer

  • Early menarche and/or late menopause

  • No children or first pregnancy after age 30

  • Personal history of breast abnormalities or benign breast disease

  • Genetic factors

  • Environmental factors

  • High-fat diet

  • Excessive alcohol consumption

  • Race





The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society:

  • 23% of new cases and 16% of breast cancer deaths between 1994 and 1998 occurred in women younger than 50 years old.

  •  In the US, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths of women 20-59 years of age.

  • Over 11,000 women age 40 and under will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.




This new method of breast cancer screening allows patients to fight breast cancer before you will even have it.  Halo is a five minute non-invasive test that can help determine your risk of breast cancer years earlier than a traditional mammogram.

Halo Breast Pap Test is supposed to be used as a conjunctive method along side of a mammogram or self breast exam.  This non-invasive test can detect abnormalities at the cellular level years earlier before mammograms can detect a lump.  This test is recommended for women from ages of 25 – 55 years.




How Breast Cancer Starts: 

  • Most breast cancers start in the milk ducts

  • Cells from Nipple Aspirate Fluid (NAF) can provide clues to a woman's breast health; routine screening will alert a woman and her doctor to changes in her cytology

  • A finding of atypia, years before it might develop into a lesion, will allow a woman and her doctor the opportunity to chart the optimal care path




Demonstration of the Halo System:






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