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Robot helps detect breast cancer early

Words by Abi Scaife

This robot could be the key to diagnosing breast cancer early.

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Designed by a team at the University of Bristol in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the robot is able to apply force in a similar way to human hands. 

The benefit of using this robot is that it is able to detect lumps at a much deeper level than humans can, helping to find traces of breast cancer early.

What are the next steps?

Researchers will combine the device with AI, and palpating techniques performed by health professionals around the world to detect breast cancer. It might not be soon, but this brand-new technology will soon be making a difference to people around the UK, helping to catch, and treat, cancer early.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.

Maggie’s. Offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and the people important to them. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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