Breast cancer: how to catch, treat, and survive breast cancer | Harold Burstein, M.D., Ph.D.

06 Nov 2023 • 130 min • EN
130 min
No file found

View the Show Notes Page for This Episode Become a Member to Receive Exclusive Content Sign Up to Receive Peter’s Weekly Newsletter Harold (Hal) Burstein is an internationally renowned breast cancer expert. In this episode, Hal discusses a broad range of topics related to breast cancer, starting with the intricacies of breast anatomy and the endocrinological factors at play. He covers the spectrum of breast cancer, from precancerous lesions to invasive breast cancer, classifying these conditions into a helpful framework. He delves into various screening methods, including self-exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs, and addresses the ongoing debate surrounding early screening and detection. Hal provides insights into the latest advancements in cancer treatment, offering valuable guidance for individuals to understand their unique circumstances within the three primary categories of breast cancer. Finally, Hal delves into the role of genetics in breast cancer and brings attention to the less commonly addressed issue of male breast cancer. We discuss: The prevalence and mortality rate of breast cancer in women [4:15]; The anatomy of the breast and the complex factors behind breast cancer development [6:30]; The three main categories of breast cancer [16:45]; Breast cancer risk: the impact of menopause, estrogen, breast density, obesity, and more [21:15]; Finding and evaluating lumps in the breast [25:30]; Identifying and treating precancerous lesions like ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) [31:00]; Post-lumpectomy for DCIS: standard of care, future risk of cancer, and pros and cons of radiation and other preventative options [41:15]; Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS): how it differs from DCIS in terms of treatment and future risk of invasive cancer [55:00]; Breast cancer screening: mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and more [1:03:45]; Invasive breast cancer: pathology report, surgery, and survival [1:11:00]; The argument for aggressive screening for breast cancer [1:22:15]; Advances in the treatment of breast cancer, adjuvant therapy, and neoadjuvant therapy [1:27:00]; The use of hormone replacement therapy in women who are in remission from breast cancer [1:41:15]; The role of genetics in breast cancer [1:44:45]; The importance of multidisciplinary care delivered by cancer centers [1:53:15]; Breast cancer in men [2:03:30]; Parting thoughts and takeaways [2:05:45]; and More. Connect With Peter on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

From "The Peter Attia Drive"

Listen on your iPhone

Download our iOS app and listen to interviews anywhere. Enjoy all of the listener functions in one slick package. Why not give it a try?

App Store Logo
application screenshot

Popular categories