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This program presents a concise overview of critical concerns and issues regarding breast cancer, a disease that affects one in five women. In a logical format using computer graphics and footage with real patients, the program addresses the general pathology of cancer, the specifics of breast cancer, and the various risk factors. A segment on self-examinations clearly demonstrates how these potentially life-saving checks are performed, explaining how they are the key to early detection. Treatment options are fully explained and illustrated, including chemotherapy, mastectomy, and reconstructive surgery.
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Without question, breast cancer is the disease many women fear the most—not only because of the disease, but also because of what treatment involves. However, as this program illustrates, dramatic differences exi between today’s breast cancer therapies and the way the illness was treated a generation ago. Women with breast cancer detail their experiences with this disease, their reactions to the diagnosis, and the treatments that saved their lives. They also offer advice to other women about how to emotionally survive the breast cancer experience. Experts include Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Dr. Dennis Slamon of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. (28 minutes
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A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States, but the more than two million survivors are proof that the diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence. Indeed, if breast cancer is found early, it has a cure rate of 90 percent. This FREDDIE Award winner explains the four stages of tumor properties, provides key insight into studies linking the disease to estrogen-genetic factors, and explores the new drugs, treatment benefits, and diagnostic techniques used by leading cancer centers. Most important, it espouses the need for early detection. Featured interviews include survivors and leading physicians from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Northwestern University.
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Fighting cancer requires allies—and friends who are going through the same battle can be powerful supporters indeed. This program presents six women from the ABC News team as they open up about their breast cancediagnosis and treatment. From seemingly small details—such as how to correctly position a wig or find the right bra—to the monumental tasks of informing family members and selecting the appropriate doctor, each woman speaks candidly and movingly about what it is like to be engaged in the battle of her life. The need for optimism, self-love, and a well-developed sense of humor forms a common thematic thread throughout this eye-opening discussion. (43 minutes)