Medical Update - October 27, 2004

Thursday, October 28th 2004, 9:54 am
By: News On 6

Statistics show one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But new technologies are making early detection more comfortable and more effective.

News on 6 anchor Leanne Taylor has details in this Medical Update. As the month of October comes to a close, we have a medical update on breast cancer awareness. Tulsa women undergoing mammography have a new tool to make the procedure a little less painful. It’s called the mammo-pad. The cushion is placed on the mammography machine and helps cushion the breast. It elevates some of the pain without affecting the clarity of the mammogram. So far, those who've tried it like it better.

Melissa Ethridge and now another high profile woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Deanna Favre, wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre has been diagnosed. She’ll undergo five months of chemotherapy following her recent lumpectomy. Doctors expect a full recovery.

And 3M Corporation is hoping to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. They’ve created some ‘post it notes’ with the pink ribbon. 20 cents from every package sold will go to breast cancer research.

I found mine at a Tulsa Wal-Mart.