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      Family History Of Breast Cancer?

      Doctor Encourages High-Risk Assessment Early

        Do you have a family history of breast cancer? You   than 70 percent of breast cancers occur in women who are   manner. The team takes a multidisciplinary approach and
      may  be  up  to  twice  as  likely  to  get  the  disease. And   50 years of age and older. The incidence of breast cancer   strongly emphasizes compassionate and personalized care
      family history is only one of a handful of factors that can   increases with age, beginning slowly between the ages of 45   through a highly coordinated range of multidisciplinary
      determine your risk.                               and 50, and steadily rises each year. In addition, breast cancer   specialties such as hematologic malignancies; thoracic
        Dr.  Kelly  Foster,  a                           is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women between the   oncology; and breast, colorectal and gynecologic oncology.
      medical oncologist at Tampa                        ages of 20 and 59.                                  Patients who need a higher level of care have a direct
      General  Hospital  (TGH)                             “Breast cancer is common and will affect one in eight   connection to Tampa General’s academic health system
      Cancer  Institute  in  Palm                        women” says Foster. “The good thing is that the oncology   resources, including research breakthroughs, a wider variety
      Beach County, encourages                           field is constantly evolving and advancing. As an oncologist,   of clinical trials and options for advanced immunotherapy
      women with a high risk for                         I look for ways to improve screenings for early detection and   procedures,  enhanced  personal  treatment  plans,  and  a
      breast  cancer  to  obtain  a                      discuss risk reduction strategies for prevention.”  convenient path to complex surgeries available through
      comprehensive assessment                             Early detection is also personal for Foster. Her mother   Tampa General Hospital. Patients who receive more complex
      early.  “It  is  important  to                     has battled breast cancer for 20 years. As a result, she is   procedures or treatment at Tampa General will be able to
      visit  a  high-risk  clinic                        passionate about the science, as well as prevention, patient   follow up with their local physician upon returning home.
      for  an  individualized  risk                      communication and advocacy. “My mom’s cancer journey     TGH Cancer Institute is nationally recognized by U.S.
      assessment,”  explained                            has taught me a lot about the patient experience and motivates   News & World Report and the Commission on Cancer (CoC),
      Foster. “It’s a key first step  Dr. Kelly Foster   me to provide the best care for my patients.”     and is home to the country’s top cancer specialists, surgeons
      in  cancer  prevention  and                          Foster completed her internal medicine residency, and her   and research scientists. TGH Cancer Institute specialists
      early detection. If you’re someone with risk factors, a routine   medical oncology and palliative medicine fellowship training   collaborate with experienced oncologists and surgeons across
      annual mammogram is not enough.”                   at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She   the state to deliver personalized medicine and game-changing
        Foster specializes in breast and gastrointestinal cancers at   received her undergraduate degree at UCLA and then moved   treatments fueled by academic medicine.
      TGH Cancer Institute in partnership with the Cancer Center   to Chicago to complete medical school at Loyola University     “Again, I strongly encourage anyone with risk factors to
      of South Florida.                                  Chicago. She is board-certified in medical oncology, internal   visit a high-risk breast clinic,” says Foster. “Getting assessed
        At TGH Cancer Institute, a high-risk breast clinic, Foster   medicine and palliative medicine, and is a member of the   early could mean the difference between life and death.”
      works closely with patients to determine their true risk   American Society of Clinical Oncology.      For questions about detecting and assessing a high risk
      percentage, and then designs an individualized imaging     TGH Cancer Institute oncologists work in collaboration   for breast cancer, contact the TGH Cancer Institute at (561)
      surveillance plan that includes risk reduction strategies, state-  to provide comprehensive treatment options in a seamless   739-4TGH (4844).
      of-the-art breast imaging and referral for ancillary services
      such as genetic counseling.
        TGH Cancer Institute recommends that patients receive
      a referral for a formal risk assessment if they are concerned
      about their lifetime risk of breast cancer and have any of
      these risk factors:
      • Any family history of breast or ovarian cancer
      • A male relative with breast cancer
      • Ashkenazi Jewish descent
      • Personal history of an atypical biopsy                        Upscale Resale
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