Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women and the seventh leading cause of death in women in the United States. That’s why early detection is so important.

Two experts will answer viewers’ questions and talk about breast cancer on “Doctors on Call,” live on West Virginia Public Television, Thursday (Oct. 15) at 8 p.m.

Jame Abraham, M.D., is director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WVU. He received his medical degree from Medical College, Calicut Kerala, India, and his specialty training from the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. His special interests include cancers of the breast and kidney.

Hannah Hazard, M.D., is a surgeon at WVU. She received her medical degree and completed her residency at WVU. She completed a breast surgery fellowship at Northwestern University. She specializes in traditional mastectomies, breast conservation procedures, sentinel lymph node biopsies, high-risk management and benign breast lesion treatment.

The program will be hosted by Rolly Sullivan, M.D., a psychiatrist at WVU.

“Doctors on Call” is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU ( and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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