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Breast Cancer: Has There Been Progress?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Only 22 percent of women survive five years after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer.
Air Date: 10/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Charlotte Libov, Author
Charlotte LibovCharlotte Libov is an award-winning health book author and a pioneer in the field of patient advocacy. Her initial book, The Women's Heart Book, was among the first to call attention to the problem of heart disease in women, and was made into a groundbreaking PBS special, in which she appeared as part of an expert panel.

A popular speaker, Libov has given talks for Toyota, IBM, and the Biotech Inter- national Organization, and has appeared as a keynote speaker for the US Army War College, the American Heart Association, Duke University Medical School, Women in International Trade, and at other hospitals and organizations throughout the country.

Her byline has appeared regularly in Newsmax Magazine, NewsmaxHealth.com, WebMD.com, RevolutionHealth.org, CURE.org, AARP.org, Good-Housekeeping.com, and HuffingtonPost.com, as well as many other top websites and publications. She was formerly a regular contributor to the New York Times.
Breast Cancer: Has There Been Progress?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight (approximately 12 percent) of women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

Prevention is the best way to slow (and stop) the spread of breast cancer in women. Keeping up with your annual mammograms and speaking honestly with your doctor about any changes with your health can also help catch breast cancer early.

Listen in as Author Charlotte Libov joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss breast cancer and the progress that has been made.

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