Episode 36: A Conversation with Dr. Jovita Oruwari (Breast Surgeon)

On today’s episode, I am speaking with Dr. Jovita Oruwari, a breast surgeon in Missouri. The topics we discuss include:

  • Benign breast disease and subsequent risk of breast cancer
  • Management of breast pain
  • The importance of a healthy lifestyle (exercise and nutrition) and the impact on breast cancer risk
  • The newest American Cancer Society recommendations for breast cancer risk reduction
  • The importance of breast health education and early detection
  • Breast cancer in African American women
  • The prevalent notion of “blame” that many women experience and feel during a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Hair dyes & relaxers and breast cancer risk
  • Breast cancer in young women
  • The negatives and dangers of thermography

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