Wed, Mar 08|
Niles-Maine District Library
Breast Cancer Prevention & Screening Methods
Join our breast cancer experts from the Breast Imaging Center at Lutheran Hospital and My Density Matter to learn about breast cancer screening methods and myths.
Time & Location
Mar 08, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Niles-Maine District Library, 6960 W Oakton St, Niles, IL 60714, USA
About the Event
Dr. Nila H. Alsheik, MD Board Certified Radiologist from Breast Imaging Center at Lutheran Hospital along with Leslie Yerger from My Density Matter will answer questions regarding mammograms and other screening options, and supportive care resources.
Leslie Ferris Yerger: All About Breast Density - What You Need to Know, and WHY
Learn what breast density is, how to find out if you have this breast cancer risk, and why it is so important. Become empowered to take charge of your breast cancer screening so you can find breast cancer early, while still curable.
Leslie Ferris Yerger is a Tedx speaker, first time author of Probably Benign, and a women’s advocate with a laser focused mission. Leslie was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in November 2017 after an ‘all clear’ mammogram and ultrasound, experiencing first hand the failings of our current breast cancer screening technologies for women with dense breasts. She founded My Density Matters to empower women to find out their breast density, learn their options, and take charge of their breast cancer screening, so that her story does not become your story.
Sharon Walenga MBA, R.T.(R)(M)-Manager of Breast Imaging and Laura Shelley- the nurse navigator will be answering questions about imaging, breast care and services offered at Lutheran Hospital.