October 13, 2014
Fear is getting in the way of diagnosing and treating breast cancer early. “Fear has immobilized them,” says Melanie Royce, MD, PhD. Royce, a professor of medicine at University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, is encouraging women to shift from a reactive to a proactive role. “The sooner they take action the sooner we can do something for them,’’ explains Royce about the numerous women who come to the UNM Cancer Center with very large tumors.