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Cancer Series: Cancer Screening And Accuracy

Instrument used for mammography.

Credit: SheKnows Breast Cancer

Above: Instrument used for mammography.

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Dr. Georgia Sadler, Associate Director for Community Outreach, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Peggy Pico, KPBS Science and Technology Reporter

Transcript

KPBS Cancer Series

Part 1: A personal story and San Diego research making a difference

Part 2: Innovations in treatments

Part 3: Emotional Help and a new "normal"

Part 4: Screening

Cancer Series: Screening

Part 4: Cancer Series, Screening

We wrap up KPBS series on Cancer with a look a cancer screening. What age to start, how often to get screened and the accuracy of the screening results - has become more than a medical issue. There's a lot of politics and money that tag along with the guidelines on mammograms and other cancer screenings. Lately, some of those guidelines have been confusing. And ultimately, the issue couldn't be more serious: It can be a matter of life or death.

KPBS Science and Technology Reporter Peggy Pico joins us to share her expertise and her personal story about breast cancer surgery and recovery. We'll also be joined by Dr. Georgia Sadler, Associate Director at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

(Below: Pico appeared on KPBS Evening Edition last week to discuss the series)

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