Good morning to you! It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam.
This month's Pink Up is about a new drug on the market to help treat breast cancer. Saint Francis Medical Center doctors say patients are starting to ask about it and want to know more. It's for people with HER2-positive breast cancer. It's also for early stage, locally advanced cancer before surgery, but can help toward making the surgery more effective. The common name for the drug is Perjeta. Watch the Breakfast Show during the 6 a.m. hour and Heartland News at Five today to see this story.