We're almost done with October, and you've probably noticed pink everywhere... And you know what that represents, right? October is breast cancer awareness month. It's a great month to remind us about our health, and in particular women's health, and our breasts. We need to spread the message of the importance of early detection. So many diseases are so difficult to detect until it's too late, but with breast cancer, we have so many tools to find it and kill it in its very early stages.
We recently invited to the show Dr. Janie Lee, Director of Breast Imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington, and Dr. Nanette Robinson, Oncologist at Virginia Mason.
Dr. Robinson was joined by one of her patients... you may know her... It's me!
Yes, back in July I went for my yearly mammogram and found out there was something in my left breast. Upon further tests, we found out I had invasive ductal carcinoma. Fast forward a couple of months, I've had a lumpectomy to remove this cancer, which I'm happy to say is no longer there, and I'm now gearing up to start chemo in a couple of weeks.
Listen to our talk right here...