Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. This year approximately 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although these numbers may sound frightening, research reveals that the mortality rate could decrease by 30% if all women age 40 and older in need of a mammogram had one. Additionally, if detected early, breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of over 95%.
If you have concerns about getting breast cancer, want guidance on when you should be screened, nutrition and exercise recommendations, need help in understanding your pathology reports, knowledge of breast cancer types and options for surgery/chemo/radiation, along with survivorship issues as in vitamins, exercise, guidelines for follow up care, sexual health, hot flashes when to call your doctor with your concerns and so much more, we encourage you to participate in this web chat. Dr. Stephanie Valente and Machelle Moeller, CNP will be answering questions live to make sure your questions are answered about breast cancer prevention, available treatment options and your survivorship issues.
About the Speakers
Stephanie A. Valente, DO is a breast surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in surgical breast oncology. Her special interests include oncoplastic breast surgery, minimally invasive breast surgery and intraoperative radiation therapy. Dr. Valente earned her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her surgical residency at Akron City Hospital and her breast fellowship at the University of Southern California.
Machelle Moeller, CNP is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in the Solid Tumor Oncology Department at Taussig Cancer Institute. She specializes in medical breast oncology and high risk Breast Cancer Survivorship Care.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Valente or Machelle Moeller please call 800.223.2273 or request an appointment online by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/appointments.
This Health Chat will open on
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.