This month for Healthy Happy Hour, Dr. Amit Jain is our featured presenter. He is telling us hoe hematology and oncology are being used to fight breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women—about 270,000 women are diagnosed each year, accounting for approximately 30% of all cancer cases, according to the American Cancer Society. Although it happens much less often, men can develop breast cancer, too.
In each of these people, breast cancer began the same way: A rogue cell began to multiply in ways it’s not supposed to, usually in the milk glands (called lobules) or the ducts that carry milk, eventually forming a tumor.
How each person’s breast cancer develops from there depends on lots of variables. But importantly, most breast cancers are highly treatable. On average, the five-year survival rate (meaning: the percentage of people who are still living five years after diagnosis) for breast cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body is 90%.
Amit Jain, MD is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi, India before completing residency at the University of Iowa and fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jain practices at TMH Physician Partners – Cancer & Hematology and is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Jain chose to become a physician because he felt it was one of the most humane professions in which he could positively affect many lives. He has three children and enjoys spending time with them on the water, playing tennis and being in nature.
To learn more about Dr. Jain, oncology and hematology, click the link https://www.tmh.org/
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