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Sunday December 17, 2017
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October 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 4

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High Risk Screening Program at Jupiter Medical Center Can Give Your Patients an Edge in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

While many women may know that breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, they may not know their own personal risk of developing the disease. Staffed by highly trained physicians, genetic counselor and nurse navigator, the High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program at Jupiter Medical Center provides a wide array of services to help your patients learn more about their risk factors and develop a plan for breast care surveillance.  

We know that breast cancer, like many other forms of cancer, can be treated most effectively when it is identified at an early stage, which is why we recommend that women be proactive about monitoring their breast health. Women who are positive for any of the following risk factors should be especially proactive:
• Two or more relatives from the same side of the family diagnosed with breast cancer at any age
• One relative diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50, or a relative with an ovarian cancer diagnosis at any age
• A male relative with breast cancer
• Any family history of breast or ovarian cancer and of Ashkenazi Jewish decent
• A personal history of breast cancer, atypia or lobular carcinoma insitu
• A personal history or prior radiation therapy to the chest
• Known or suspected to carry the BRCA 1 and/or BRCA2 gene mutations
 
The High Risk Breast Screening Program at Jupiter Medical Center helps each patient understand the impact of their family’s cancer history and provides testing for patients who may have genetic risk factors.  In addition, Jupiter Medical Center’s Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center is equipped with state-of-the-art screening technologies to detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stage. From 3-D mammography with the lowest radiation dose, to ultrasound breast imaging, bone density testing and a specialized MRI with Caring Suite to deliver soothing sights and sounds, Jupiter Medical Center will help you monitor and manage your patient’s breast health. As an added benefit, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center also offers a beautiful outdoor meditation garden to relax the body and mind.
 
Knowledge is power when it comes to preventing breast cancer. Jupiter Medical Center’s High Risk Breast Screening Program can help arm your patients with more knowledge to keep them healthy.

For more information, call Allison Kern, practice manager, at (561) 263-7597.

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