Earlier this year, Baylor Scott And White Health launched the “High-risk Breast Program” thanks to generous support from Celebrating Women. It was developed because “up to 15% of women are high-risk for developing breast cancer and unaware.” Already, 400 women who had a mammogram were notified of their risk of developing breast cancer and provided additional screening opportunities and consultation thanks to the program.
Recognizing the importance of the program and its “big impact on the lives of North Texas women,” 2020 Celebrating Women Chair Peggy Meyer and Underwriting Chair Jill Tananbaum wanted to share the good news as part of the weekly presentations being posted on Thursdays during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
To spread the word, they arranged to have High-Risk Breast Program Medical Director Dr. Sean Raj, Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center Medical Director Dr. David Parish and Nurse Navigator Aimee Lanier, RN, discuss the program on this week’s video produced by the Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation. Sean is confident that this program will be “the blueprint for how breast cancer is diagnosed earlier worldwide.”
But to achieve this goal, funding is still needed.
As Aimee put it, “Our role is to reach as many women as we can and to increase their awareness of their breast cancer risk.”
Thanks to underwriting efforts and the mission, the weekly videos and Dr. Oz’s conversation on Wednesday, October 28, are free and open to all. To “attend” the Dr. Oz presentation, you just have to register here.
* Video provided by Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation