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Breast Health is a Year-Round Priority: New Technology Identifies Risk of Breast Cancer in Younger Women
Date:10/28/2009

east exams and mammograms. HALO is recommended annually for women over age 25. It is especially helpful for women who are too young for mammograms, or whose mammograms are less effective due to dense breast tissue that can obscure the detection of lesions.

HALO combines warmth, massage and suction to bring nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) to the surface. NAF is found in the milk ducts where virtually all invasive breast cancers originate. The test takes five minutes and is easily incorporated into a typical well-woman visit. The sample is then sent to the lab and analyzed for any cellular abnormalities.

"As a dedicated breast specialist, I believe that women should take a proactive role in understanding their breast healthcare. This proactive process can happen by encouraging women to ask questions and discuss options for risk assessment, screening and prevention with their doctors," said Dr. Laidley.

About NeoMatrix, LLC

Based in Irvine, Calif., NeoMatrix© develops innovative devices that allow women and their doctors to promote optimal breast health. The company's premier product, the HALO Breast Pap Test System, is the first fully automated, noninvasive breast cancer risk assessment tool designed for use in the primary care office setting. The System has been FDA cleared for the collection of nipple aspirate fluid for cytological evaluation for the determination and/or differentiation of normal versus pre-malignant versus

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