Dr. Cindy Mitch-Gomez, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, says in the last 20 years, detection of breast cancer and mammograms have changed from simple X-rays to now 3D mammograms that allow to have much less radiation. "3D mammograms are wonderful to pick up new and very small cancers at an early stage," she points out.
Dr. Grace Wang, Medical Oncologist with Miami Cancer Institute, says breast cancer survivors need to be as healthy as possible so that when they are in their 90's they are a good survivor. "We take care of their general health and that they have the best health habits, whether it is diet, exercise, not too much alcohol, avoiding the sun, many different things that help keep them healthy." Dr. Cindy Mitch-Gomez, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, points out it is important for survivors to realize that they are the caregivers of their families, and they need to take care of themselves first.