October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The University of Minnesota is home to numerous experts in the field as well as the Masonic Cancer Center, the Twin Cities' own Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated 'Outstanding' by the National Cancer Institute. In addition, the Masonic Cancer Center's care partner, the University of Minnesota Medical Center's Cancer Care Program, is ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report and is the highest-ranked in the Twin Cities.
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 4,670 new cases of breast cancer in Minnesota in 2020. So, we spoke with M Physicians cancer expert Dr. Douglas Yee about symptoms, treatment and screening for breast cancer.