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Breast Cancer: Detection, Treatment, and Prevention

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October is breast cancer awareness month, so we want to spend this hour discussing detection, treatment and prevention. We’ll meet Leslie Ries, who learned after her surgery that her family had a history of breast cancer, and talk to her and her daughter about decisions they face. And we’ll learn about this weekend’s Komen Race for the Cure from someone who’s helping organize it. 

Also joining us is Dr. Vered Stearns. She’s co-director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program, and holds the Breast Cancer Research Chair in Oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Check out this video about Leslie Ries' journey with breast cancer .

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.