|HALO Breast Pap Test|
|The key to surviving breast cancer is with early detection. If it is found in its early stages when it is still confined to the breast, the 5 year survival is close to 100%. Until now, the only way to diagnose breast cancer was through mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and physical exam. The ability to identify high risk patients for the future development of breast cancer has been an inconsistent science at best.|
We have known for decades that Nipple Aspirate Fluid (NAF) can be an indicator of a woman’s breast health. Unfortunately, there has not been a consistent way to collect and analyze this fluid in order to identify high risk patients (ie. Ductal Lavage, Random periareolar fine needle aspiration). The FDA has recently approved the HALO® Breast Pap Test for collecting NAF. This test is a five minute, non-invasive test that can help determine a woman’s risk of breast cancer years earlier than a mammogram...Read more here.