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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

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Breast Cancer and Breast-iful Plus+ - Maryland Public Television “Your Health” 

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7 pm

Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. It affects more women than any other type of cancer and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Black women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women.

On Saturday, October 26, the Breast Center at UM Upper Chesapeake Health is hosting Breast-iful Plus+, an event geared towards empowering women, particularly women of color, to take charge of their breast health. Breast-iful Plus+ stresses the importance of knowing your risk factors, being vigilant when it comes to the recommended screenings and addressing any disparities when it comes to care. The event will also feature a panel of breast cancer experts, same-day health screenings and some fun things too – refreshments, door prizes and a performance by a national recording artist and pianist. 

On Monday, October 21, Suliat Nurudeen, MD, a Breast Surgeon with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and an Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will be discussing breast cancer issues, including the latest in screening and treatment options.

Do you have a general question about breast cancer? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email your question to