What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Screening

by | October 5, 2017

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Given the frequency of breast cancer, you most likely know someone who has had it. If it was detected during routine screening, it was hopefully, and more likely discovered before it had a chance to spread extensively. This is the goal of cancer screening: catch it as early as possible, so that with proper treatment, it has the best chance of cure and least impact on quality of life and mortality.

In my clinical practice, I learned that breast cancer screening can be a confusing topic. In this video, Dr. Teresa Dean and I demystify breast cancer screening guidelines for average risk women (we also discuss which factors may increase risk of breast cancer). We review guidelines by the American Cancer Society and US Preventive Services Task Force.

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If you have any general questions about any health topic or any aspect of wellness, we would love to hear from you! For any specific medical concerns, including changes to your diet, lifestyle, supplements or medications, please talk to your healthcare professional.

As always, wishing you health + joy + love!

To good health,
Dr. Bojana


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