Dr. Paula Walker discusses the importance of early breast cancer detection

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Since the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program began in 1985, breast cancer deaths have declined.

This is an exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection. Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University answers these questions about breast cancer screening:

*Who is affected by breast cancer?

*What causes breast cancer?

*What are the risk factors for the disease?

*How is breast cancer detected?

*What is a mammogram?

*What is the role of mammography in early detection of breast cancer?

*When should women start having mammograms?

*What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

*How can women decrease their risk of breast cancer?

Watch the video for more information.

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