On this week’s 51%, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and sit down with Dr. Lisa Curcio, director of breast surgery at Northern Dutchess Hospital with Nuvance Health, to learn how to manage our risks, identify symptoms early, and navigate treatment. And what exactly is happening during a mammogram? Dr. Wendy DeMartini, professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the factors that can mask or impact your results, and how technological advances are making screening easier.
Guests: Dr. Lisa Curcio, director of breast surgery at Northern Dutchess Hospital; Dr. Wendy DeMartini, professor of radiology and chief of the Breast Imaging Division in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute – Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Free Educational Guides on Breast Cancer
51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It’s produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is “Lolita” by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.