Latest Developments in Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Kristi Funk joins 'GMA' to discuss the latest in breast cancer treatments, the controversy surrounding when to get mammograms and what every woman can do now to reduce her risk.
3:35 | 10/03/16

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Well, October is breast cancer awareness month. And I am a breast cancer survivor and thriver. And so is robin. This year, unfaunal Natalie more women will be diagnosed. There are new advances in preventing it and treating it. Angelina Jolie's doctor, Dr. Kristi funk joins us. Three years ago when I was diagnosed. I had genomic testing. An anca type. Things have advanced so much. Tell us about it. Mind act was just published in the new England journal of medicine a few weeks ago. This looked at 6700 breast cancer patients. Any operative tumor size and three or less lymph nodes affected were eligible. They look at 70 tumor markers to look at the biology. Somewhat the tendency for it to come back to a met static place. It's inchlorable. We can manage it. But it's incurable. Versus age, tumor size, tumor growth. Things we say, I think you should do the chemo. So they were high or low risks. If both tests were high, high, you need kchemo. If they were low, low, you don't. This is mellow, don't do chemo. The clinicians would look and say, I think you should do the chemo. 1550 women randomized. Followed five to nine years out. There was no statistically significant difference. And so less treatment for some women. That has a huge impact. I want to point out, because just very quickly. I want you to hit this hard. I've been very vocal about when women should get mammograms and how often. Confusing and dangerous headlines out there. Very dangerous. This is my advice. Begin an newel mammography for Normal risk women at age 40. You don't skip, you don't stop until your life expectancy is less than five years to go. A few things to take? Three cups of green tea a day. Folate. 60 micro grams a day. And turmeric. Good morning, well 27, a

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