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"Take These Preventative Steps To Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk" - Paula Klein, MD

  • New York Daily News
  • New York, NY
  • (November 06, 2017)

According to the latest statistics, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 250,000 American women will be diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer this year, as will about 2,400 men. “Breast cancer is characterized by a solid tumor that originates in the tissue of the breast as the result of DNA mutations. And we are increasingly realizing that breast cancer is not just one disease – there are multiple subtypes, which have different causes and require different treatments,” said Paula Klein, MD, associate professor of medicine, hematology and medical oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added that age is the number one risk for breast cancer. “The longer you live, the more opportunity there is for the DNA of your breast tissue to develop a mutation,” she added. With a healthy lifestyle and regular screening, you have control over a significant part of your breast cancer risk.

- Paula Klein, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

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