Parkinson said "most women survive their cancer." He added that life-saving measures can't be taken, however, if screening isn't done to detect the cancer in the first place.
"Women need to be screened," he said. "It's the only way we can find cancers."
Saturday: A look at advancements in breast cancer surgery and other treatments
The Deseret News/Intermountain Healthcare Hotline focuses on breast cancer. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dr. Brett Parkinson, a radiologist at Intermountain Medical Center's Breast Care Center, and Dr. Teresa Reading, a surgeon specializing in breast cancer at Intermountain Healthcare's LDS Hospital, will answer questions. Call 800-925-8177 during that time. Those interested can also post questions during that time on the Deseret News Facebook page, www.facebook.com/desnews.
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