Breast Cancer Awareness: “Closer Look” guests discuss early screenings, diagnosis and surviving breast cancer

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States.

In the United States, it’s estimated that every thirteen minutes a woman dies from breast cancer and more than 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year.

In recognition of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Thursday’s special edition of “Closer Look,” program host Rose Scott talks with several guests about the importance of early cancer screenings, dealing with and processing a diagnosis, surviving and defeating breast cancer.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” several guests participate in conversations about breast cancer awareness. Top left: Ally Moehring; Top right: Dr. Wendy Baer; Bottom left: Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks; Bottom right: Jill Lowther

First, Ally Moehring, a health communication specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the campaign manager for “Bring Your Brave Campaign,” discusses the campaign and the message the agency has for women under the age of 45 about breast cancer.

Dr. Wendy Baer, an Emory University professor and the director of psychiatric oncology at Winship Cancer Institute, further explained the emotional toll that breast cancer can have on someone and their loved ones.

Lastly,  breast cancer survivor and Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks, as well as Jill Lowther, a local audiologist and cyclist who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, share their journeys about combating breast cancer.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.