Breast Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer ScreeningBreast cancer receives a large amount of attention in the national media as a woman has a one-in-eight chance that she will develop it during her lifetime.
The key to successful breast cancer screening is vigilance in prevention, early detection and proactive communication with your doctor. Kevin Bethke, MD, explains factors to consider in each step of the screening process. This includes everything from family history and genetics to mammography films to needle core ultrasound and, if necessary, a mastectomy and immediate reconstruction.
Kevin P. Bethke, MD, is a surgical oncologist on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.