What people are saying

What women say

“I was completely amazed at being able to look inside my breasts. I found it easy to use, the booklet easy to understand, and what the fingers cannot perhaps detect, the eye can see.”

“I am looking forward to making a full recovery and enjoying my life and seeing my grandchildren grow. I hope many other women will be given the opportunity through Breastlight like I was.”

“People don’t necessarily know how to check their breasts, but with Breastlight, it was so easy.”

“Amazed at how much detail you could see.”

“I felt quite relieved as all looked normal.”

It’s especially good for young women like me, without access to regular mammograms.”

“It was very interesting seeing through your breasts for the first time. I am impressed.”

What healthcare professionals say

“Everyone has been affected by this disease. We know that the earlier it’s detected the better. Something like Breastlight that’ll help identify a problem earlier, is just wonderful.” Fawn Leith, Family Nurse

“Using Breastlight may increase confidence in women’s own breast assessment and their ability to communicate with their own doctors.” Dr Sarah Burnett, consultant radiologist and former breast cancer patient

“When you do self-examination , quite often people have lumpy breasts or it depends on the time of the month. With the Breastlight, you can back-up what you’re feeling & looking at – it’s extra reassurance.” Becky Wheeldon, Prison Nurse

“It will be very useful when dealing with women who have recurrent benign cysts. Breastlight will also be very helpful for women with lumpy breasts who have difficulty with palpation.” GP at Women’s Health Symposium, October 2008

“It’s about knowing your body well and Breastlight enables you to see that one stage further.”Leiva Nation, Specialist Breast Nurse

“It appears that Breastlight is effective in the detection of malignant tumours and in some cases can differentiate between malignant and benign disease. This device will prove to be of particular value to women who experience difficulty in self examination – for example those with a history of recurrent cysts.” Mr Obi Iwuchukwu, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Sunderland City Hospital

“It appears that this device does not cause unnecessary anxiety, nor is it likely to result in a number of false positives. It could prove useful for younger women who do not benefit from routine mammogram testing and often have more aggressive cancers.” Jayant Vaidya, Consultant Breast Surgeon, UCLH