In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, we are putting episode 12 back in our featured episode player. We feel this show is one of the most important episodes we have done. Not only is it interesting from a professional healthcare technology perspective, but it is information that we want to be sure every mother, sister or daughter in our lives has in their hands.
It is estimated that 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year, and between 45-90 out of every 100 women carrying BRCA genes (of which there are hundreds of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations) will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Everyone agrees that early detection leads to more effective treatment and improved outcomes. Often when we think of how we diagnose and chart the course for our patients, it starts by scanning the body with imaging equipment or analyzing blood or tissues. What if we told you that a SURVEY that makes meaningful use of demographics, family medical history, personal medical history, and lifestyle could help determine cancer risks and help tailor our approach to win the battle? Dr. Kevin Hughes joins us to discuss the realities and the possibilities.