A breast cancer detection pad which would monitor hormones and send back the results to the general practitioner for analyzing the risk status of a person in the context of a marker for breast cancer or for a quarterly checkup is the context of discussion. Given this solution for breast cancer, there are existing social and economic factors that might need to be changed in order for the solution to be successful.
Social Factors: The main social factor that needs to be changed in order for the solution to be successful is that of breast cancer awareness. Awareness is still the number one problem in the breast cancer issue, as the research of Lafferty (2011) shows. People awareness has to increase. The use of this handy and mobile breast cancer detection tool could be used to create awareness as this is not the immobile infrastructural tool used in hospitals that people might view only they visit the hospital. This pad is something that can be viewed by people anywhere and hence the solution could be used to create people awareness.
Next to awareness, information dissemination and accuracy of information are also important factors that might need to be changed. For instance, in most past researches, it was argued that rural residential women might have a lesser chance of diagnosis at the right time over urban area. However research by Bennett et al (2007) which studied the diagnosis and survival of women with breast cancer from the Aotearoa New Zealand, within the time period of 1998 and 2002 indicated that there was no statistically significant difference. It means women in urban community cannot afford to be lapse either. In this case, the breast cancer pad should include research information booklets that show why women should not be lapse when it comes to self check.