breast cancer

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year in America, and about 4,000 more will die from cervical cancer. Early detection is critical in treating both diseases and reducing mortality rates, but there is a continuing debate over when and how often women should get screened, and which tests should be used, for both forms of cancer.

  About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. Joining us from the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center to discuss breast cancer causes treatments and current research are Dr.

  A 25-year study involving 90,000 Canadian women aged 40 to 59 found no benefit for women who were randomly assigned to have mammograms. It found death rates from breast cancer and from all causes were the same in women who got mammograms and those who did not. The study continues the controversy over the value of mammograms in detecting cancer. Dr.

The Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati

October is the month where everything turns pink to support breast cancer awareness.

A breast cancer registry started in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center is producing results for researchers. The registry connects researchers with people who have had  breast cancer or have a family history of it. Cancer Institutes track their patients but Dr. Susan Pinney with the UC and Cincinnati Cancer institutes says similar registries are rare.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Mark Perzel has a conversation with Cincinnatian Tami Boehmer – self-described mom, wife, author, and survivor.

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Dr. John Link, who has just released the 5th edition of the Breast Cancer Survival Manual which provides patients with a great understanding of their diagnosis and the variety of treatment options.