breast cancer

October 13, 2014

Health and Fitness: Breast Cancer Awareness

October 9, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with our monthly health and fitness segment with Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, joins us as we focus on breast cancer awareness and fitness.
May 16, 2013

Breast Cancer: Treatment Options, Genes, and Controversy

May 16, 2013 - Segment 1 - We talk about both the praise and controversy over actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, which indicated she would likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime. We talk about the genes at the center of her decision, genes that are patented and whose expensive diagnostic tests are inaccessible for many ordinary people.