Your Call: What do we know now about breast cancer prevention and treatment?

Oct 7, 2015

  On the October 7th edition of Your Call we’re discussing breast cancer prevention, the latest developments in treatment, and where resources are going in the fight against it. 

Breast cancer remains the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. While age and family history slightly increases one’s risk, nearly 90% of women who develop breast cancer have no close hereditary history of the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. in 2015. 

Guests:

Karuna Jaggar is the executive director of Breast Cancer Action, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

Dr. Amanda J. Wheeler, a board certified surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of breast disease at Stanford Health Center.

Web Resources:

Stanford Breast Cancer Program

Breast Cancer Action

National Breast Cancer Coalition: 31 Myths and Truths

Breast Cancer Action, 25th Anniversary event