It's Personal: What happens after the mammogram?

“Your mammogram is normal.”

That phrase is music to any woman’sears. Of course that’s the outcome each of us wants and hopes for –but what if it’s not normal?

“The great majority of women 
will get that good report,” said Anthy Demestihas, MD, FACS, breast surgeon and chairperson of surgical services at St. Vincent’s. “But when a lump or mass is detected or you have an abnormal mammogram, it’s personal – and you want answers fast. 

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It's Personal: Are you genetically at risk for breast cancer?

We may look a lot like our family members. While all you need is a mirror to see Mom or Dad’s smile, genetic testing can shed light on what else you may have inherited from your parents.

St. Vincent’s Genetic Testing Program can bring clarification to the question of who may be at risk of developing certain types of cancers and what course of action can be taken to minimize or manage that risk.

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