Annual mammograms are recommended for women over 40 to detect abnormalities. Most breast cancer diagnosis occur in women 50 and older. Younger women are not given the same yearly screening recommendations for breast cancer. Around 11% of all new cases of breast cancer occur in women under the age of 45.
What are common misconceptions about the disease? What are the risk factors? Can preventative measures be taken? What role does diet play? What's the latest for breast cancer research?
What are the options for someone diagnosed with breast cancer? Are diagnosis and treatment different for women and men?
What does the recovery look like? What San Antonio-area resources and support groups exist for individuals with breast cancer, survivors, caregivers and loved ones?
- Dr. Richard Crownover, radiation oncologist at the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Sandi Stanford, board member for the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
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*This interview was recorded on Monday, October 14.