Detecting Breast Cancer Early: How Celbrea® Can Help
At Celbrea®, we’re on a mission to transform women’s breast health globally. And we’re doing that by offering a device that puts your breast health care in your hands. A device that helps doctors with detecting breast cancer early, allowing patients to get the care they need as soon as possible—improving survival rates.
How exactly does the Celbrea® device do this? Keep reading to find out.
How does Celbrea® work?
Celbrea® is a portable thermal screening device with two disposable pads with photochromic sensors. The device is placed on your breasts, and the sensors measure your body temperature. The sensors change from blue to red depending on the thermal activity in the breasts.
The device then reports average temperature differences between breasts, indicating potential underlying pathology such as breast cancer. For example, a difference of 2 °F can indicate something to look into.
Here’s how to use the Celbrea® device:
- Remove the protective layer
- Place the pads firmly onto the skin of each breast
- Keep the pads in place for 15 minutes
- Share the results with your doctor
The next step for evaluation usually involves a mammogram or imaging test; however, your doctor will advise you. Make sure to ask these questions at your next breast screening.
Note that Celbrea® is only available by prescription from your doctor.
Learn more about how Celbrea® works here.
Celbrea® does not replace a mammogram
It’s important to note that using the Celbrea® device does not replace a mammogram. It simply provides an additional way to screen for breast cancer and other breast diseases.
The more screening protocols you put in place, the earlier you’ll be able to catch breast cancer.
The benefits of using Celbrea®
Celbrea® is available for all men and women who are concerned about their breast health. Among the many benefits of using this device, it allows women under 40 without a recommendation to start screening if they are worried. It also allows women with dense breasts to get a more comprehensive screening.
Here are a few more of the significant benefits of using Celbrea®:
- FDA cleared Class I medical device
- Provides an early warning system to you and your doctor
- Immediate results
- No infrared, radiation or imaging
- Affordable—Celbrea® is available at no cost if your insurance company, provider (doctor) or employer is partnered with Celbrea® and you are eligible to use the device as a benefit
- Easy to use
- Single-use disposable pads that are recyclable
- Non-invasive and painless
- Testing is done in the comfort of your home
- Patients are not exposed to any source or kind of energy (electricity, ionizing radiation, etc.), which means repeated tests are safe
- Accessible—it can be especially useful for women with difficulties accessing mammography and other established standards of care
How Celbrea® is helping doctors monitor breast health
Unfortunately, we saw a massive spike in cancer diagnosis after the pandemic due to the disruption of cancer screening. Many health care centers are still catching up from when they could not screen patients. And while life is returning to “normal,” we’re looking at new ways of approaching health care. This involves considering options that are less likely to be so deeply affected should we encounter another pandemic or other disruptions in screening.
Technological advancements, like the Celbrea® device, put us closer to taking control of our breast health care. It doesn’t replace a mammogram but gives you a strong indication of your risk and how urgently you’ll need a mammogram or other screening protocol.
When entering your doctor’s room with your Celbrea® results on hand, you’re giving your doctor an added layer of valuable information for them to assess you.
Making breast health care more accessible
Celbrea® is for women of all ages globally. The test has no age limit and can be used by younger patients who are not candidates for mammography. Additionally, thanks to its portability and affordability, the device can reach more men and women globally. Offering a form of breast health screening that was otherwise inaccessible due to location
and other constraints.
See also: What happens when breast health care is disrupted?
Why detecting breast cancer early can save your life
Breast cancer-related deaths dropped 40% between 1989 and 2017, thanks to early detection and treatment. That’s 375,900 deaths avoided during those 28 years.
Like all forms of cancer, the earlier the detection, the better the outcome. If you’re able to catch breast cancer early, you’re likely to have more treatment options available to you that are less aggressive. Earlier forms of breast cancer are also easier to treat, which is why early detection can, in many cases, save your life.
See also: Breast Cancer Screening: A Go-to Guide
Ask your doctor about Celbrea®
Our device aims to add to doctors’ existing standard evaluation protocols with an examination that can be done in the comfort of your own home. If you would like to get a Celbrea® device, you will need a licensed physician or nurse practitioner to write you a prescription for one. Your physician will also advise you on how regularly you should test.
You can find a list of our network of doctors here.