Easing the Mammography Pain - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/1/04

Easing the Mammography Pain

Women know a mammogram is important. It may not be perfect, but it is the best thing we have to find breast cancer in its earliest stages. So, for women who complain that it's just uncomfortable, relief is available.

It's called the Mammopad. It is FDA approved, a quarter-inch thick foam pad that covers and cushions the compression plate the breast rests on during that test. The Mammopad is radiolucent, meaning it's invisible on an x-ray, so it won't interfere with the results.

So, next time you get a mammogram, you might ask, "Where's the mammopad?" It is available in Lubbock. You just have to ask for it.

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