First Multilingual App for Breast Exam Aims to Improve Early Cancer Detection

Jason Harris
Published: Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
breast cancer
In May, the Pink Luminous Advocacy Project introduced the Breast Awareness app, the first multilingual, unisex breast self-examination application. Although the nonprofit Pink Luminous organization is tasked with supporting breast health in underprivileged communities, CEO Marilyn Dans maintains that the app is meant to encourage self-examinations across the population.

The app also allows users to create a philanthropic channel and raise money for the Pink Luminous Advocacy Project. Those funds go to supporting the distribution of Pink Luminous Breast devices to women in need, the donation of sonogram machines to breast cancer clinics, and the construction of health facilities in developing countries.

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