As a medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, I experienced Hurricane Katrina. During my surgery rotation, I saw so many women who had missed out on early detection of breast cancer due to the limited availability of healthcare in New Orleans in the year following the hurricane. These women and their stories spoke to me, and it was a privilege to be part of their journey.
I also enjoyed the procedures for diagnosis and interpreting mammograms for detection. With my background in public health, I appreciated the incorporation of population health and the opportunity to make an impact through advocacy and empowerment. As a practicing breast imaging radiologist, I work to educate and empower women on their breast cancer risk identification and reduction, as well as advocate for not just awareness, but also action when it comes to our health.
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