Q&A: Best ways to screen and treat breast cancer

breast cancer

I was just diagnosed with breast cancer, now what? What should I ask my doctor?

What has shifted in recent years in our understanding of breast cancer?

Should women still do self-exams?

Who is most at risk of developing breast cancer?

What’s the benefit of individualized screening?

Is it me, or are screening recommendations unclear, even puzzling at times?

Is there a recommended starting time for mammograms?

How should less aggressive or slow growing breast cancer be handled, such as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)?

How should more aggressive breast cancer be handled, and who is most at risk for these breast cancers?

What do you see for the future of breast cancer?

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