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In the News: Doctors urge regular mammograms as breast cancer becomes more common among adults in their 30s

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KING 5's Angeli Kakade spoke with April Phantana-angkool, MD, and Overlake patient, Angel Leon, about the importance of mammograms and early detection of breast cancer. 

From the story: "Had it not been for my regular mammograms, who knows when I would have been diagnosed?" Breast cancer survivor Angel Leon said. "We're moms, we are working, but until you get that phone call saying that you're positive—I'm at a loss of words other than to make that phone call."

"We have been seeing women diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age as early as their 30s," said Dr. Phantana-angkool. “Know your breast. Breast cancer can present itself in many ways, it can present as a palpable lump in the breast, it can present as nipple discharge, or overlying skin changes."

Read the full story here.

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