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InitwinitHigh-RiskProgramFindsEarly-StageBreastCancerAboutAAMCsBreastCenterGoodtoKnowIINELTHIAnnieSmith-JonesDr.PatriciaCzappDr.BarbaraUrbanDr.RonaldDuncanDr.LorraineTafra14DeCesarisCancerInstituteknewheramilyhistoryobreastcancermothergrandmotherandauntmeantshehadamuchgreaterthanaveragechanceobeingdiagnosedwithbreastcancerhersel.Herprimarycarephysicianknewittoo.PrimarycaredocsaretrainedtoassessanindividualsriskorvariousdiseasesandgettingadetailedamilyhistoryisjustonepartothatassessmentsaidDr.Czapp.InAnniescasehercompellingamilyhistorywaskeytoearlydetectionandefectivetreatmentoherbreastcancer.ShereerredAnnietoAAMCsRiskAssessmentandPreventionProgramRAPPorwomenatincreasedriskobreastcancer.ShewasevaluatedbymedicalbreastspecialistdirectoroRAPPwhoullyassessedherriskcounseledherinpreventionstrategiesandsetupatreatmentplanincludingbreastimagingstudies.Annietookadvantageotheincreasedsurveillanceeducationandbreastexamsatsix-monthintervals.InJanuarytwoyearsaterAnnieenrolledintheprogramDr.Urbannoticedanareaoconcern.CollaboratingwiththeexpertiseoaradiologistwithAnneArundelDiagnosticsBreastImagingCentertheyevaluatedaverysubtlelesiononanMRImagneticresonanceimagingthatcouldnotbeeltduringabreastexamination.Whattheysawonaspecializedmammogramandultrasoundonlyheightenedtheirconcerns.Abiopsythenextdayconrmedatumorlessthanthesizeoapencileraser0.6cmindicatingaveryearlyStageIbreastcancer.TeollowingweekmedicaldirectoroAAMCsBreastCentertoTOGEHAnnieSmith-JoneswasdeterminedthatherchemotherapyregimenwouldconcludeintimeforhertojudgetheInternationalParalympicCommitteeSwimmingEuropeanChampionshipsinBerlinGermanyinJuly.ShemadeitNationallyrecognizedforitsoutstandingcareresearchandcompre-hensiveprograms.DesignationbytheNationalAccreditationProgramforBreastCentersNAPBC.Offeringkindsensitiveandtailoredbreastdiseasetreatmentandcare.Highlyexperiencedbreastsurgeonsandmedicalspecialists.Expandingsurvivorshipprogramseducationandsupportgroups.