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Las Vegas woman battling breast cancer to become first to try Theralink test

Posted at 10:27 AM, Oct 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas woman is making history during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Anicko Vallejo is a mother of three who is battling Stage I breast cancer. She is about to be the first person in the world to get a Theralink test.

A Theralink test maps out the exact treatment needed to fight a specific type of cancer. 13 Action News spoke with Vallejo's radiation oncologist, Dr. Matthew Schwartz, who says this new test is the future of medicine.

"I believe this is going to be a game-changer for patients," said Dr. Schwartz.

Dr. Schwartz says about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

It's recommended that women 40 years and older get a mammogram every year.