New breast cancer bra which is worn DURING radiotherapy allows women to retain their dignity and 'improves accuracy'
Breast cancer patients are set to benefit for the first time from a high-tech bra which preserves their dignity during radiotherapy.
A nylon garment developed by scientists in Sheffield uses inflatable sections to gently position the affected breast - improving the accuracy of the procedure.
More than 38,000 women undergo radiotherapy for breast cancer in England each year, according to the Royal College of Radiologists.
The procedure, which involves repeated sessions every day for three or four weeks, currently requires women to strip down to the waist.
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