Breastlight: A spotlight on breast health

BreastlightChecking your breasts on a regular basis should be as much a part of your routine as booking in a wax or giving yourself a manicure.

The thing is, a lot of women (me included) are unsure of what to look for. Things can change a lot over the course of a month and it’s hard know what changes are normal.

Which is where the Breastlight comes in. Designed to aid breast checking rather than replace it completely, the hand held device aims to give women a real insight into their breasts. Literally.

The gadget allows you to check the inside of your breast for any new shadows or dark spots, using the powerful light that shines through the tissue.

Completely safe to use, the Breastlight should allow you to see changes in your breasts as well as feel them. Not all changes are necessarily bad, but it can allow you to spot changes quicker so you can make an appointment to get it checked out.

It’s been tested by ITV’s Dr Hilary Jones and Chris Steele amongst others, although they are both keen point out that this is an addition to your regular checks rather than a replacement.

Just over 12,000 women die every year from breast cancer, so any product to help detect the disease earlier and increase their chances of survival would be beneficial.

You can buy it from Boots for £84.99.

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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