Aspirus Medical Monday: What to know about breast cancer

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UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WJMN) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Local 3 News spoke with Divis Khaira, MD, an oncologist at Aspirus Keweenaw Laurium Clinic about what people should know about this disease.

Dr. Khaira says cases of this cancer continue to increase.

“We get about 276,000 women who get breast cancer every year and about 42,000 die from it,” said Dr. Khaira.

Dr. Khaira says early detection is key is battling the disease. They do that through mammograms.

It is a treatable cancer and there are different forms of treatment. Those range in different typed of surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.

For more information on Aspirus’ Breast Care and Mammography department, click here.

During this month, Local 3’s Rebecca Bartelme is teaming up with the American Cancer Society’s Power of Pink campaign to fight breast cancer. For more information or to donate to the cause, click here.

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