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Breast Cancer Screening Methods and Myths.

Updated: May 17, 2023

On International Women’s Day, breast cancer experts from the Lutheran General Hospital Breast Imaging Center and My Density Matters empowered women to take control of their

breast cancer screening to find breast cancer early, while it is still curable.




Dr. Nila H. Alsheik, MD Board Certified Radiologist from Breast Imaging Center at Lutheran Hospital discussed the importance of mammograms and showed a difference in treatment and recovery results between early discovered breast cancer cases and the ones in

advanced stages, answered questions regarding mammograms and other screening options, and supportive care resources.


Leslie Ferris Yerger's presentation All About Breast Density - What You Need to Know, and WHY explained what breast density is, how to find out if you have this breast cancer risk, and why it is so important.

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 firsthand the failings of our current breast cancer screening technologies for women with dense breasts. She founded My Density Matters to empower women to discover 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, nurse navigator answered questions about imaging, breast care, and services offered at Lutheran Hospital.



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