Dr. Stacey is a breast imaging radiologist at the New York Cancer and Blood Specialists. She is the breast imaging director for the practice and has extensive experience in breast cancer screening and prevention.
Dr. Stacey joins Brad and Dawain on The Bad Podcast to discuss breast cancer awareness and prevention. She emphasizes the importance of being proactive in detecting breast cancer early and shares key strategies for prevention, including regular self-exams, annual physical exams, and screening mammograms. Dr. Stacey also highlights the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, in reducing the risk of breast cancer. She addresses common concerns such as dense breast tissue and the availability of free screening mammograms for those who cannot afford them. The conversation emphasizes the importance of early detection and the positive impact it can have on treatment outcomes.
Regular self-exams and annual physical exams are essential for early detection of breast cancer.
Screening mammograms should be done annually after the age of 40.
Men should also be aware of breast cancer and perform self-exams, especially if they have a family history or genetic predisposition.
A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Those with dense breast tissue may benefit from additional screening methods such as ultrasound.
Free screening mammograms are available for those who cannot afford them.
“The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” – Octavia Spencer
“The whole point of a mammogram is to find cancers before any symptoms come up.” – Dr. Stacey
“One in eight women will have breast cancer. So the more women we see, the higher the chances of detecting breast cancer.” – Dr. Stacey