HCA Midwest Health September 18, 2019

It's estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer. That means about 1 in 8 U.S. women—about 12%— will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Today, the chances of beating breast cancer starts with early detection and annual mammograms. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the corner, now is the time our HCA Midwest physicians share important, leading - edge best practices on breast health.

Dr. Mindi Beahm, a board-certified general surgeon at Centerpoint, Lee’s Summit, and Research Medical Centers, talks with KCTV 5 about new screening guidelines for women at average risk—and just what breast cancer risk is all about.

New guidelines for breast cancer screenings