New test to detect early stages of breast cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2013, and about 39,620 women will die from the disease. It is recommended that women get screened for breast cancer with yearly mammograms beginning at age 35-40.

Now there is a new test available for women who are interested in early detection options, called the Mammary Aspiration Specimen Cytology Test System (MASCT).

Test inventor Dr. Steven Quay, inventor of the MASCT talks to FOX43 about how it works and why you should get screened today. In addition, Elizabeth Salerno, a medical assistant who has both taken the test and administered it in doctor’s offices, talks about the experience.