Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dating back to 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to bring attention to the dangers of breast cancer, promotes the importance of early detection of the disease and advocates for timely, high quality care. Join MNN Community Producers as they share their stories about this disease. 

Public Health America hosted by Dr. William Latimar is a weekly program that speaks with experts from an array of specialties across the liberal arts and health professions. In this episode Dr. Latimar discusses breast cancer outcome disparities, the importance of early breast cancer screening and more. Joining him in this discussion is  Dr. Evelyn Taiwo, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Join us for this informative conversation. 

I Am Not Cancer is a program produced at public access station PCTV and hosted by Carol Rickard, LCSW. She is an award winning author, TV host and stage III cancer survivor. Carol knows first hand how life can suddenly change and why it’s important to have the right tools and strategies to help. On this episode we meet Joanne Tavenor-Smith, a breast cancer survivor who shares how she was able to move from feeling like a victim to taking control of her health, mind and life. Don’t miss this inspiring message.  

Lucia’s Vegan Lifestyle is a show dedicated to helping you enjoy an all-around vegan lifestyle. In this episode Lucia shares how she navigated her breast cancer diagnosis and introduces us to Dr. Kristie Funk. Dr. Funk is a board certified breast cancer surgeon and co-founder of The Pink Lotus Breast Center. They discuss how to reduce cancer risk, making treatment choices and optimizing outcomes. Tune in for the important conversation.

Watch This Week on MNN’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month programming beginning Sunday, October 22 at 1PM and Wednesday, October 26 at 7PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).