February 16 – Artie

Today we’re focusing our lens on a disease you’ve undoubtably heard something about. There are 230,000 new cases every year, making it the second most prevalent cancer in women, and in the U.S. as many as 1 / 8 women may be diagnosed at some point in their lifetime. The subject of our discussion today is Breast Cancer. Another reason you may have heard of breast cancer is that patients of this condition have rallied together successfully to build agencies and advocacy groups to strengthen public awareness, advocacy, and research on the topic. And a common goal for many of these groups is to encourage early detection of the cancer, because treatment is more successful if caught early. Guidelines for testing vary and evolve between advocacy groups as to what tests are recommended. Some of this discussion boils down to numbers that epidemiologists like to crunch. But today we are lucky enough to add a human touch to the conversation. My guest is Artie, who shares her own battle with breast cancer at its 10 year anniversary.

Interview With Artie

You can now follow PILLS on Twitter and Facebook to see which guests are coming up, music we play in the background, and supplements from the episodes and other goodies.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s