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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawyer says Nebraska has agreed to pay $385,000 to a woman whose lawsuit said the state psychiatric hospital delayed her doctor-ordered mammogram for more than a year and then denied some radiation treatments for her breast cancer.

The settlement follows a federal judge’s decision that Ruth Cecetka's lawsuit could go forward against the Lincoln Regional Center and staff members. She says they failed to properly care for her health after she was committed there Jan. 31, 2013.

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, a new study on mice provides further evidence that a diet high in omega-3 fats may delay the development and spread of breast cancer. 

Professor of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Jim Talmadge,  chats with Mike Hogan “Live & Local” about the results and what it can mean for breast cancer treatment.

More information can be found at https://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=22753

Karen Daneau, CEO of Susan G. Komen Great Plains, visits with Mike Hogan about the Pink Ribbon Affair  and how the proceeds will help women throughout the area.