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Battling breast cancer

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In Vermont, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. There are on average 473 new cases each year. And every year about 92 Vermont women die of breast cancer. Experts say your best chance for surviving breast cancer is early detection. When found early, there is a 98 percent chance for cure.

Dr. Patti O'Brien is with UVM's College of Medicine and also works with the Steps to Wellness Program, a support program for people with cancer. She is also a breast cancer survivor. Dr. David Krag was her surgeon. He is a surgical oncologist with Fletcher Allen Health Care. They both appeared on The :30 to talk about breast cancer. Watch the video for more.

The 15th annual Breast Cancer Conference is Oct. 5 at the Sheraton in South Burlington from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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