When I first began my breast surgeon career 42 years ago, people didn’t discuss breast cancer. It was a taboo topic, even while other, more prominent cancers like lung cancer were getting public attention. In the 90s, there were a lot of myths about what could increase or decrease your risk. Patients would say to [...]
Last week, the American Cancer Society—one of the leading cancer non-profits in the United States—updated their guidelines to recommend women begin receiving mammograms at age 45 instead of age 40. As a longtime breast surgeon and the founder of The Maurer Foundation, an organization dedicated to education on the importance of early detection and prevention [...]
Your health, and by extension your breast health, involves reducing your exposure and your family’s exposure to known carcinogens and questionable chemicals.
Once again this symposium delivered an outstanding cross section of topics all related to breast cancer. Almost 9,000 doctors, patient advocates and researchers gathered to hear the latest breast cancer research data and updates on many clinical trials including the benefits of the aromatase inhibitors (hormonal therapy for post-menopausal breast cancer). Two talks were of [...]
I believe there is adequate data to support annual digital mammography screening for women ages 40 and older.