Talking Point: Breast cancer awareness


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(KSL News) Breast cancer is a disease that can strike women of any age or race, in any walk of life.

The American Cancer Society reports one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

It is estimated more than 182,000 women in the United States will be found to have an invasive form of the disease, and more than 40,000 will die, in 2008.

But new research and screening methods are making it easier to catch breast cancer early, which makes it easier to treat.

Dr. Leigh Neumayer, co-director of the Integrated Breast Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Kathy Howa, a breast cancer survivor who discovered her cancer through early detection, joined us to discuss the disease in tonight's Talking Point.

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