Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is a disease that impacts one in eight women and well as one in 880 men. Lots of research has been conducted into treatments for breast cancer, but there are ways that you can lower your risk of getting it through certain lifestyle changes. St. Luke's Hospital surgeon Rhiana Menen joins Idaho Matters during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to explain how diet, exercise and habitual choices impact your chance of getting the disease.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we look at the state of detection and treatment with Jackie Babb, the Women's and Children's Service Line Director at St. Alphonsus Health System and Howard Schaff, a radiologist with Gem State Radiology.

St. Luke's

This interview was originally broadcast Monday, June 11, 2018.

Dr. Dan Zuckerman, executive medical director for St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, joins us in studio to discuss new advances in breast cancer research.

On The Monday, June 11, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 8, 2018

  • Talking about suicide.
  • Breakthroughs in breast cancer research.
  • Enjoying summer wines.

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Federal investigators say that a Tennessee man and his family raised millions of dollars  for cancer patients, then spent the money on cars, luxury cruises, college tuition and to employ family members with six-figure salaries.

Officials say it's one of the largest charity fraud cases ever and involves all 50 states.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will screen a new movie in Boise Thursday to help raise funds for people who face breast and ovarian cancer.

The movie Decoding Annie Parker stars Helen Hunt and Idaho actor Aaron Paul. 

Jennifer Poole with the American Cancer Society says the film is based on real events. “It’s about the journey of research doctor and a breast cancer patient, to determine there is a genetic connection for some woman as to why they get breast cancer and ovarian cancer.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Saturday marks the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer.  In Idaho, 117 out of every 100-thousand women will get the disease.  It’s a frightening diagnosis.  One group works to help the newly diagnosed through the maze of doctors, treatments, and emotions.