According to the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, 2010 community profile from the Salt Lake Affiliate, during 2010, 1,200 women in Utah were diagnosed with breast cancer and 250 women died from the disease. The breast cancer occurrence rate in Utah for 2010 was 101.68 per 100,000 and is lower than the national average reported at 122.54 per 100,000. However, only 67% of Utah women schedule an annual mammogram in Utah. National statistics show that Utah boasts the second-lowest incidence rate of breast cancer, but on the state level, it is the most deadly form of cancer for women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a state we are among the lowest in the amount of women who regularly schedule an annual mammogram, more so for women with little or no health insurance.
During the follow up program, Breast Cancer: Next Steps - Director of Production, Ken Verdoia, invites the community to learn more about the advances in research and treatment and the support networks available in Utah during the 30 minute follow up program that will include Dr. Leigh Neumayer of Huntsman Cancer Institute and Ginger Thompson, Founder of Happy Chemo. Viewers will be encouraged to call in for the free resources packet of information from the phone bank volunteers at KUED that evening. 801-585-5465
Kent DiFiore,MD Oncologist at Utah Cancer Specialists
Leigh Neumeyer Surgeon at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Ginger Johnson Founder/Cancer Survivor - Happy Chemo
Lynne Nilsen Utah Cancer Control Program, 1-2 Free Program