Today on this special bonus edition of MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Granzow to answer your questions about breast cancer. Together they examine the cause of breast cancer, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with breast cancer, including insurance coverage and related costs.
Today, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. We do not know what causes breast cancer, although we do know that certain risk factors may put you at higher risk for developing it. Your age, genetics, health history, and diet all contribute to breast cancer risk.