Cancer surgeon discusses screenings

Cancer surgeon discusses screenings

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Thursday on KRQE This Morning, Elizabeth Alvarez talked with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway of the Lovelace Medical Group. Ridgeway is a breast surgeon and deals with many breast cancer patients.

Ridgeway said screenings and paying attention to the body are both key in early detection. Mammograms are not required until women reach the age of 40, but being proactive and performing self-checks is a necessary thing to do, especially if cancer runs in someone’s family. Other forms of breast cancer screening exist, such as thermography, which is essentially infrared imaging.

Patients should be proactive, according to Ridgeway and other specialists. There are things people can do to help prevent it, and even more to help with early detection.

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