Sonora, CA — The Sonora Regional Medical Center has taken a step to increase the comfort for women who come in for mammograms.
Recently installed was a Mammopad, an FDA approved cushion that creates a softer mammogram.
According to Public Relations Director Gail Witzlsteiner, the discomfort many women feel during mammography compression is known to be a reason that some do not come in for an annual screening.
Witzlsteiner notes that regular mammograms are the only scientifically proven way to reduce breast cancer mortality.
Written by BJ Hansen