Second Opinion

Precision Medicine

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and most of them will have no family history of the disease. Precision medicine helps determine the most effective treatment for individual types of cancer and helps avoid the risks and side effects of unnecessary treatment. In this episode, we learn about the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 am on 12.2

additional airdates

  • Saturday, August 1 at 8:30 am on 12.2
  • Saturday, August 8 at 8:30 am on 12.2
  • Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 am on 12.2
  • Saturday, August 29 at 8:30 am on 12.2
  • Saturday, September 5 at 8:30 am on 12.2

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Fast-paced and provocative, SECOND OPINION focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. The long-running series engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about complex health issues and life-changing medical decisions. Host Dr. Peter Salgo, who maintains a full-time practice at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, presents intriguing, real-life medical cases to professionals representing a variety of specialties. As the experts grapple with the diagnosis and treatment options, viewers gain an understanding of doctors' decision-making process. This season, topics include: psoriasis, chronic pain management, medical radiation, pituitary gland tumor, living with Alzheimer's, pneumonia, autism and more.