020: BREVAGenplus® Breast Cancer Prevention Advancements 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will develop breast cancer. There is a misconception that family history and having the BRCA gene are the leading causes of breast cancer. In fact, more than 85% of women who develop breast cancer have little-to-no family history of the disease. With a percentage that high, more women should be turning to genetic testing to assess their personalized cancer risk and make choices about their health that work best for them.

On today’s show, I’m chatting with Dr. Russell Stankiewicz, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Family Medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA. He is also President and Senior partner at OB/GYN Associates of Lewisburg, P.C. Dr. Stankiewicz is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, has advanced certification in Minimally Invasive Surgery, and is a certified Menopause Practitioner.

He answers some common questions about the types of breast cancer that are commonly diagnosed. He also offers insight into technological advancements that have improved early detection and treatment for those who develop breast cancer or are at high risk. We discussed:

  • Who is most at risk for developing breast cancer?
  • What are the differences between hereditary breast cancer and sporadic breast cancer?
  • What is BREVAGen. Who is the perfect candidate?

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