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Published:  September 29, 2009

St. Luke’s to host "Be Aware" Breast Cancer Lecture Series

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital joins the fight against breast cancer with a special breast cancer lecture series in October, 2009.
The "Be Aware" free lecture series is designed to help stay informed and encourage them to get screened. The public lecture series will be held in conference room 3 & 4 at St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, located at 17200 St. Luke’s Way, the corner of I-45 and Hwy. 242 / College Park Drive. 
"The American Cancer Society recommends routine screening mammography at age 40, which is an important preventive tool," explains radiologist Dr. Magda Ghobashy of St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital. "While it is unfortunate that there is a national shortage of mammography centers with women waiting months for a mammogram, we are fortunate to have several breast centers in our local community. At St. Luke’s, we offer personalized complete breast care. We now have the latest digital mammography equipment which can accommodate all breast sizes, and we also offer the Soft Pad for a gentler mammogram. For women with strong family history of breast cancer, we can provide MRI breast screening, and for those who need a biopsy, we can provide ultrasound, stereotactic, and MRI guided biopsies. In addition, our partnership with MD Anderson allows direct referral to MD Anderson surgeons and specialists. 
"It is important for women to take time to care for themselves, we try to make the experience hassle free here at St. Luke’s by offering early morning, evening and Saturday appointments."
October 1, Thursday, at 8 a.m.
Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
by Pamela Schlembach of MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center
October 8, Thursday, at 6 p.m.
Breast Pain
by Magda Ghobashy, MD, of St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital
October 15, Thursday, at 6 p.m.
Advances in Chemotherapy
by Banu Arun, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center
October 28, Wednesday, at 6 p.m.
Breast Surgery
by Robert Cook, MD, and James Field, MD
of St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital
For more information about the series, please contact Patti White (936) 266-4050.

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