Breast cancer: Twitter users have questions; we have answers

October 15, 2013 | by

One in eight women in the U.S. will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, meaning that you or someone you know likely will face the disease. When cast in such personal terms, that statistic can lead to a host of questions. And City of Hope has answers.

Laura Kruper

Among the questions posed to breast cancer surgeon Laura Kruper during City of Hope's Tweetchat was this one: How much alcohol is OK?

During City of Hope’s live TweetChat on Oct. 15, Laura Kruper, M.D., director of City of Hope’s Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women’s Health Center, discussed breast cancer prevention, risks, treatments, lifestyle changes and much more under the hashtag #BreastChat.

You can read the full chat below.

For more answers, attend our Ask the Experts session Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Titled "The A to Z’s of Breast Cancer Prevention," the session will explore ways to reduce the chance of breast cancer, identifying risk factors, surgical options, lifestyle choices and much more. A patient expert also will provide insight on the disease, based on her breast cancer treatment at City of Hope.

Sign up for Ask the Experts online here or call 800-535-1390, ext. 65669.