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    Mayo Clinic Radio: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Close up of woman wearing a pink ribbon for breast cancer awarenessOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of screening, treatment and disease prevention. More than 230,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S., and more than 40,000 women die each year from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime, and the risk goes up with age. The good news is that early detection and innovative treatments are helping more women survive longer with a breast cancer diagnosis.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Karthik Ghosh, former director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the latest in breast cancer screening and treatments. Also on the program, Dr. Ralph Gay, a physiatrist at Mayo Clinic, will explain what can be done about low back pain. And Terri Wheeldon, a well-being specialist at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, will share why strength training is especially important for women.

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