Breast Cancer Awareness: New Breakthroughs
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is estimated that 1 in ever 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, but Dr. Mark Kelley, Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center says that those odds are getting better. Dr. Kelley talks about some of the latest techniques being used to treat breast cancer, including hormone and gene therapy, as well as how breast cancer can spread to other parts of the body, why mammograms are still the best way to detect breast cancer, and how diet, weight, and genetics can play a role in determining a woman's risk factor. For more, visit VICC.org.