Thursday, October 22, 2015
Springfield’s first High Risk Breast Clinic is now open at CoxHealth
While breast cancer is a risk for all women, part of the population is considered to be at greater risk. This, however, is the beginning of a new chapter for those women: CoxHealth’s High Risk Breast Clinic is now open.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this resource to local women,” says Dr. Christian Brodeur, a CoxHealth radiologist. “Awareness and early detection are crucial when it comes to fighting breast cancer, and the High Risk Breast Clinic will be a resource for those things.”
The clinic, the first in the Springfield area, will exclusively treat women with an increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. It will also work with women who have a personal history of breast cancer and would benefit from specialty care. Additionally, the clinic will provide appropriate surveillance, determine need for chemo-preventive treatment and offer education on lifestyle modification strategies to reduce a patient’s risk of developing breast cancer.
The High Risk Breast Clinic will be staffed by Dr. John “Bucky” Buckner, a longtime breast cancer surgeon with nearly 25 years of experience, and Jessica Conn, PA-C. Together this healthcare team will help women reduce their risk for breast cancer, as well as provide optimal measures for early diagnosis.
The clinic is open to referrals from gynecologists, and health and primary care providers. Self-referral is also available for any patient with a personal concern about breast cancer risk. For more information about the clinic, the referral process or becoming a patient, call 417-875-3761.