New Test Detects Breast Cancer with Strand of Hair

February 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A new test designed to detect breast cancer may soon be available for sale in Europe. The test is called Fermiscan and is capable of detecting the disease in its early stage, when it is the easiest to treat. This new revolution can detect cancer from just 20 strands of hair, needing only to be an inch long, by identifying changes of the hair’s structure of someone suffering from cancer.


Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer Worldwide and is the most common cause of cancer death in women.