Genetics, not Lifestyle Behind Some Breast Cancer

October 20, 2009

The Philadelphia Tribune

Dahlia Sataloff, MD, director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital is quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune on early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Pennsylvania Hospital patient Trecey Carrington has a strong family history of breast cancer. By keeping a healthy lifestyle: a healthy weight, and not drinking or smoking, Carrington felt the breast cancer might bypass her, but she was unable to avoid the disease. Genetic testing showed that she carried a mutated gene for breast cancer. Dr. Sataloff will speak about breast health and breast cancer risk in minorities tonight at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital's annual "Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Key" event at the Union League... Read More