Breast cancer awareness – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. When it comes to breast cancer, women today have many treatment options, as well as resources for screening and prevention information.
McCaskill-Stevens: Today, we understand that breast cancer is no longer just one disease.
Narrator: Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens is a medical oncologist at the National Cancer Institute.
McCaskill-Stevens: It is a disease now that is divided into many subtypes, and these subtypes have been defined by new technology that we have.
Narrator: She adds that early detection is still key—when breast cancer starts, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. For more information, call 1-800-4-CANCER, or visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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