Oct 23, 2019
Dr. Zehr is the scientific editor for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, which produces two peer-reviewed journals, Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapist. Dr. Zehr holds a doctorate in biomedical science with focuses in cardiovascular physiology and fatty acid metabolism.
In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Kayla Zehr discuss male breast cancer. Men can and do get breast cancer. While at a seemingly low rate of 1% of all cancer cases being male breast cancer, the rate has been increasing, 26% in the last three decades. They discuss the similarities in breast cancer between men and women, as well as the increased risk for transgendered individuals. Because men often think this is a woman only disease, they may ignore symptoms or feel stigmatized by breast disease. Thus, they are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage of the disease. Through awareness and education, we hope to improve breast cancer screening and outcomes for men.
"Increased circulation of androgens isn’t helpful for breast cancer risk." — Dr. Kayla Zehr
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