The Villages Democratic Club
Presenter: Sue Dubman, Retired, UCSF Breast Care Center
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented huge challenges for people living with cancer. From delayed screenings to higher rates of advanced diagnosis to elevated risks for immunocompromised patients, this pandemic has forced people living with cancer and the health care workers who care for them to make difficult, life-changing decisions. An emphasis on breast cancer is especially important right now, as one in three women have delayed their mammograms due to COVID-19, and nearly half are reluctant to visit their doctor. Also, while breast cancer may not mean a death sentence, the statistics are daunting. ·Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.·1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
The meeting will include a video interview with Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, head of the UCSF Breast Care Center and an internationally recognized breast surgeon, breast oncology specialist, and visionary in personalized medicine, is revolutionizing breast cancer screening and treatment throughout our nation today. This will be followed by a presentation covering risk factors for breast cancer, breast cancer prevention, signs and symptoms of breast cancer and innovations in breast cancer research and treatment.
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