Dr. Harness shares if he has seen an increase in young women who are developing breast cancer.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
I think so, a little bit more. I think younger women are aware of the need for breast screening beginning at age 40. Notice my definition of younger includes women in their 40s, okay.
As far as women in their 30s with breast cancer, almost all of those unfortunately are diagnosed by a palpable lump in the breast, and unfortunately, we do see these women. Are their numbers increasing dramatically? A little bit, but I am not sure dramatically.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.