Doctors in Perth are embarking on new research that could see the early signs of breast cancer detected in a breath test.
Professor Christobel Saunders says patients with cancer have unique compounds in their breath that when analysed can indicate they may have cancer.
The research will be conducted in Perth over the next two years, involving 300 volunteers.
Professor Saunders says if the science behind the theory is proved, it could reduce the need for mammograms.
Okay - so, it won't do away with them completely but I am ALL for anything that reduces that "squish" test