New T-Shirt Helps with the Early Detection of Breast Cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/6/05

New T-Shirt Helps with the Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Scientists are working to solve the mystery of why some aggressive tumors don't respond to treatment. Just one of the many research projects that extend beyond the laboratories. "We have a large portfolio of clinical trials in which we're really trying to bring to our patients the state of the art. Many of these new therapies are molecular targeted therapies that hope to deliver more effective clinical treatments and cause less toxicity to normal tissues," says oncologist, Joyce Slingerland.

While researchers work to find new ways to fight this disease, finding breast cancer is in your hands. But a lot of women are intimidated by the breast self exam. That's where this t-shirt comes in. Since women come in different sizes so does the the Mark For Life t-shirt which is worn once a month without a bra to help guide you through a self exam. It comes with a pen so you can mark any lumps or you might feel right on the shirt. 

"And apart from the yearly mammogram that we of course endorse and are recommending, and also visit to your primary physician as a woman you need to be aware of your breasts and any changes in the breast that are suspicious you can find yourself," says oncologist Stefan Gluck. Diana Wilson found her breast cancer last year, "It just was like a red flag going up. If i'd waited another 2 or 3 months it would have advanced into my arm pit." Now women have a guide to help them.  For more information on the Mark For Life T-shirt, (click here).

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