Breast Cancer Awareness with Dr. Brown
It’s fall. That time of the year when the leaves start to change and more colors start to show, including the color pink in support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). The NBCAM is joint effort to promote breast cancer awareness, share information and resources on the disease, and provide everyone with greater access to services.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer among Michigan women, and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, due to mammography (the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the breast) and early detection, survival rates are going up. Doctors recommend annual mammograms.
In observation of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our very own Dr. Brown joined Dr. Shannon Bongers on a segment called “Doctor is In,” which airs on Fox2’s The Nine. Dr. Brown had the opportunity to answer questions and respond to comments during a live chat. He discussed breast cancer awareness and answered common questions about mammograms, including: how to screen, next steps if a lump is found, and more. Take a look at the videos below to learn more.