October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, about 281,550 women across the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 43,600 will die from the disease.
All women are at some risk for breast cancer—The American Cancer Society notes 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop the disease. Doctors diagnose the majority of breast cancers in women over age 55. However, age is only one consideration. A variety of things can influence breast cancer risk including family history and other known risk factors. Screening can help catch it early. And the earlier it’s caught, the more treatable it is.
Join a panel of breast doctors from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, for an informative webinar to help raise awareness about breast cancer, its risk, symptoms, and treatment options available.
The panelist of doctors are:
Manmeet Malik, DO.
Director of Breast Program
Akkamma Ravi, M.B., B.S., M.D.
Lauren Elreda, M.D.