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Cancer Series: Cancer Screening And Accuracy

Above: Instrument used for mammography.

Aired 12/15/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.


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

Peggy Pico, KPBS Science and Technology Reporter


Peggy Pico, KPBS
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Above: Peggy Pico, KPBS

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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Avatar for user 'Patty Lane'

Patty Lane | January 10, 2012 at 1:40 p.m. ― 5 years ago

message via email from Barbara on 12/9/11
HI Peggy,

I really appreciated your cancer series. I'm 5 sessions into chemo and
share your feelings on the process. Would you please give me the name of
your therapist? I don't think I can make it through this without some
intelligent , specific, science based support. I tried Mercedes group
a group at Sharp... Thanks for your time, and I wish you all the best.


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Patty Lane | January 10, 2012 at 1:41 p.m. ― 5 years ago

response from Peggy on 12/9/11
Hi Barbara, thank you reaching out. I just finished my chemo and it was
struggle each and every time, but now that it's over I'm very glad I did
it. I'm not sure if my therapist is accepting new patients

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