Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings renewed push for screenings

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a renewed push this October for women to get screened for Breast Cancer.

The push is timely as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Julie Wescler, a breast surgeon at Cook County Health, discussed the importance of screenings Monday morning.

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"Women should start screening mammograms no later than age 50," she said.

Wescler said it is important for women to discuss certain risk factors with their doctor.

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"If you notice a change in what is normal to you, then you really should seek out a doctor and discuss that," Wescler said.
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