He's the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a Los Angeles Lakers legend...and a cancer survivor.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in New York this week to receive the Double Helix Medal, a prestigious award for the work he's done raising awareness for cancer research.
Abdul-Jabbar joined us on American Morning to talk about his fight against cancer and shares his thoughts on the current NBA lockout.
For more information on Kareem's work in raising awareness for Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia, visit www.facebook.com/KareemCML.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued an update on their breast screening guidelines in an effort to cut down on the number of deaths caused by breast cancer, especially in young women.
The primary change is a new recommendation that mammography screenings be offered to women annually beginning at age 40. The previous ACOG guidelines recommended that women have mammograms every one to two years, beginning at age 40, and then receive them every year, beginning at age 50.
Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, explains the significance of this change and the importance of breast cancer screenings on today's American Morning.
Two new treatments for patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are being touted as the biggest advancements in treating the disease since the 1970s.
Dr. George Sledge, the President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, discusses this exciting development this morning with Kiran Chetry.