For Dr. Susan Love, the China findings confirm the medical establishment has been missing the boat on what early detection really is, and putting too big a burden on women to find their own cancers. Mammograms and self examinations, says Love, are really LATE detection because by the time a lump is found, it could already be cancer. The trick is to marshal resources into technology that could identify problems before they become cancer.
Dr. Susan Love gives her diagnosis, and breast cancer patient gives another perspective.
Dr. Susan Love, breast cancer surgeon at UCLA, author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book"
Diane Larkin, breast cancer survivor who found her lump through self-examination
Judy Foreman, nationally-syndicated medical columnist
This program aired on December 24, 2002.