Breast Health: Prevention and Treatment
Tuesday, February 6 at 12:00 am (PT)
Dr. Michele Boyce Ley, Breast Surgical Oncology, Tucson Medical Center
Ready for some sobering statistics? According to Breastcancer.org , about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. And somewhat surprising to me? About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. As one of the most outstanding and award-winning hospitals in the county, Tucson Medical Center is known for its prevention and wellness programs. It is no surprise that Dr. Boyce Ley is a part of their top-notch medical staff dedicated to our health. Join me as I ask our guest to share some insight into why she chose this field, what she thinks is the biggest misconception about breast cancer and how a string of profound experiences within her own family impacted how she treats each patient. This show made possible due to the generous support of Tucson Medical Center.