App finds breast cancer – level 2

06-03-2024 15:00

Two college graduates recently developed a device which could be very useful for women. The device is called Dotplot and it checks women’s breasts for cancer.

The two young women found that the task was difficult to self-check the breasts at home because the information was not clear about how to do it right. Dotplot reads the breasts with sound waves, and an app sends a report about the scan. The app also compares the scan with previous scans, which helps see if something changed in the breasts.

In 2021, breast cancer became the most common form of cancer. It now accounts for nearly 12% of new cases worldwide.

Difficult words: sound wave (energy from sound), scan (a measurement through a material), account for (to make a part of something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What technology did the young women develop to help women with self-checks for breast cancer and how does it work?


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