30 Sep 2020

The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer with Professor Michael Baum

To kick off the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month on 1 October we organised a fascinating discussion all about breast cancer treatment past, present and future with leading breast cancer specialist Professor Michael Baum.

Professor Michael Baum's The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer is out now

Professor Michael Baum has had a key influence on how breast cancer is treated and managed. He recently co-developed a pioneering new breast cancer therapy which replaces weeks of long treatment with just one shot of radiotherapy in a single 20-30 minute hospital visit.

He also happens to be our founder Katie Taylor’s father!

Watch it here:

The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer - In conversation with Professor Michael Baum

To kick off the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month we organised this fascinating discussion with leading breast cancer specialist Professor Michael Baum. Professor Baum has had a key influence on how breast cancer is treated and managed.

In the 30-minute Q&A, you'll learn:

  • How breast cancer treatment has changed over the years
  • Why radical mastectomies don’t work and how more conservative treatments have been proven to decrease mortality rates
  • Why screening for breast cancer doesn’t necessarily save lives or breasts
  • A look into the future of curing breast cancer
  • Advice for midlife women about how best to protect themselves.
  • Advice for women who think they are at a higher risk of breast cancer

Professor Michael Baum is the author of several books, most recently The History and Mystery of Breast Cancer. He has also written a number of articles for The Latte Lounge, including views on HRT and the breast cancer screening paradox.

Professor Michael Baum

For more about the risk and benefits of HRT if you have had breast cancer, watch our interviews with leading expert Dr Avrum Bluming. You might also want to watch our interview with the BBC's Kirsty Lang, all about why she chose to take HRT after breast cancer.

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