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SIRIUS XM Radio* today announced that it will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: What Every Women Needs to Know About Mammograms, an in-depth special hosted by veteran journalist Perri Peltz.

Doctor Radio Reports: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Mammograms will airNovember 21 live at 10:00 am ET on Doctor Radio, SIRIUS channel 114 and XM channel 119. It will replay at 1:00 pm ET.

How early should women be screened for breast cancer? New guidelines say women don’t need a mammogram until age 50. Many experts now disagree – fueling a heated debate and confusion among women everywhere. New questions about what age a woman should start screening for cervical cancer are dominating the headlines today, raising even more questions for women about their health practices and habits.

Doctor Radio is covering these topics and the latest news and information daily. On Doctor RadioReports Peltz and her guests will cut through the controversy and the confusion, and offer SIRIUS XM listeners the latest facts, findings, and reaction from the medical community and cancer patients alike. The phone lines will be open for the whole show.

Guests scheduled to appear on the special include Marc K. Siegel, MD, Medical Director, Doctor Radio, and Ruth Oratz, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating women with breast cancer and other malignancies, and those at risk for cancer. Stephanie V. Blank, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at the NYU Cancer Institute in New York City will be on hand to talk about the latest headlines and recommendations for when women should be screened for cervical cancer.

Listeners across the country are invited to call in with their questions, including: do I need a mammogram? Why? Why not? What is the significance of federal guidelines in my life? Are they something I need to pay attention to? Does my doctor? Has anything really changed? I thought this was a lifesaving test. Is it still? Will my insurance continue to pay for it?

Doctor Radio features live, call-in shows hosted by leading NYU Langone Medical Center doctors from a vast array of fields including: child psychology; sexual health; plastic surgery; emergency room medicine; cancer; heart health; women’s health; dermatology; pediatrics; men’s health; diet and nutrition; sports medicine; psychiatry; and more. For sample audio clips and a complete programming lineup visit www.sirius.com/doctorradio.

Perri Peltz is a television news journalist and public health advocate. Most recently she served as an anchor and reporter for WNBC-TV and NBC News where she focused on issues relating to poverty and health. Peltz first joined WNBC in 1987, serving as a reporter, then as a co-anchor, of the weekend editions of “Today in New York” and the evening newscasts. Both in and outside journalism, Peltz has pursued her passion for public health and medicine. Peltz holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and recently completed a year of medical school at Mount Sinai. Peltz resides in the city with her husband and three sons.




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