AUSTIN (KXAN) - More than 200,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and according to the National Cancer Institute nearly 40,000 of them will be die from the disease.
Cassie Connerty of Scott and White joined KXAN to talk about their high risk breast clinic in Round Rock. She says they started this special clinic about a year ago because more women wanted to be educated about the risks of developing breast cancer.
Dr. Connerty: "When they come in, we delve into their family history, personal history, ask questions and try to figure out where they fall in terms of their risk factors."
Based on this initial assessment, doctors at the clinic decide if the patient needs to have further tests done.
Risk factor for developing breast cancer includes:
- Previous breast biopsy with atypia
- History of lymphoma treated with radiation
- Family history of premenopausal breast cancer
- Family history of male breast cancer
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.