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"Pink Power: Answering Questions About Breast Cancer" - Hoda Kotb

  • Today
  • New York, NY
  • (October 04, 2017)

In a live special event, viewer questions about breast cancer are fielded by experts, surgeons, and a breast cancer survivor. Special correspondent Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014. Today, she is cancer free and has become an advocate for other women facing breast cancer. Laurie Margolies, MD, associate professor of radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of breast imaging at the Dubin Breast Center of The Mount Sinai Hospital said, “You should begin screening mammography at age 40, and continue every year as long as you’re healthy.” She added that if you have dense breasts, you should consider supplementing that mammogram with an ultrasound, even if it’s a 3-D mammogram. “We know that people who get screened have a much higher survival rate and most women who die from breast cancer were those who didn’t get screened regularly. The message is clear – mammography saves lives,” Dr. Margolies added.

- Laurie Margolies, MD, Associate Professor, Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director of Breast Imaging, Dubin Breast Center of The Mount Sinai Hospital

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