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Breast Cancer in Older Women: Surgery and Adjuvant Therapy, by Dr. Hy Muss

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Dr. Hy Muss, breast cancer expert with a special expertise in treatment of older patients with cancer, continues his presentation on breast cancer in older women with a discussion of the evolution of surgery recommendations in breast cancer, along with a wonderful discussion of how he approaches the benefit vs. risk discussion for post-operative (adjuvant) therapy.  I found myself thinking that his explanation was so helpful that I’d want to incorporate elements of his presentation into my own discussions of the complex issues around adjuvant therapy.

Here are the video and audio versions of the program, along with the associated transcript and figures.

Muss BC in Older Women Pt 3 Surgery and Adjuvant Rx Audio Podcast

Muss BC in Older Women Pt 3 Surgery and Adjuvant Rx Transcript

Muss BC in Older Women Pt 3 Surgery and Adjuvant Rx Figures

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Dr. Hy Muss on Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Goals of Therapy in Older Women

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Here’s the second podcast from Dr. Hy Muss’s great presentation on breast cancer in older women. In this portion, he discusses considerations in prevention, the controversial role of breast cancer screening as women get older and may not benefit from further screening, and also defining the goals of therapy once breast cancer is diagnosed.

Here are the video and audio versions of the podcast, along with the associated transcript and figures.

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 2 Prevention, Screening, Goals of Rx Audio Podcast

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 2 Prevention, Screening, Goals of Rx Transcript

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 2 Prevention, Screening, Goals of Rx Figures

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Dr. Hy Muss on Breast Cancer in Older Women: Population Trends by Age

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Dr. Hy Muss, medical oncologist and Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is both a renowned expert in breast cancer and among the world’s leading luminaries on the important topic of cancer care in older patients.  Though many times it’s young celebrities with breast or other cancer who gather the attention of the media, in truth cancer is a disease that still disproportionately affects older people.  Much of the cancer in the real world of our oncology clinics is elderly patients, who are also understudied in our research relative to their importance as a population.

Dr. Muss was kind enough to sit down with our own very excellent Dr. Jared Weiss, also at UNC-Chapel Hill, to do a slide-based presentation of the leading important points on breast cancer in older women. Here’s the first part of that presentation, including video and audio versions of the podcast, along with the associated transcript and figures.

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 1 Pop Trends by Age Audio Podcast

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 1 Pop Trends by Age Transcript

Muss Breast Ca in Older Women Pt 1 Pop Trends by Age Figures

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