Brain Tumor Treatment, On-the-Go

In today's active, time-constrained world, even tumor patients don't have time for treatment. What to do? Wear this: The NovoTTF-100A. It's portable, cancer zapping headgear and it just got FDA approved.

It's not for every patient, as it only targets GBM (or glioblastoma multiforme), but in testing it displayed a knack for stopping or even reducing tumor growth in the brain. Recent tests apparently had the same effect as chemotherapy—without all the associated nasty side effects of that treatment route.

Patients must wear the headgear all the live day for it to be effective, but come on—goofy headgear or deadly, inoperable brain cancer? Tough choice. [Novacure via Engadget]