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WhoisathighriskforbreastcancerPersonalhistoryofbreastabnormalitiessuchasatypicalductalhyperplasiaLobularCarcinomaInSituLCISorotherssuchasmultiplebreastbiopsies.Breastcanceramongfamilymembersespeciallyrst-degreerelativessistersmotherdaughtersormultipleotherrelatives.MutationsintheBRCA1orBRCA2geneandotherraregeneticsyndromes.Increasedbreastdensity.Increasedagewithpeakageofdiagnosis61yearsintheUnitedStates.Firstmenstrualperiodbeforeage11orrstchildafterage30orhavingnochildren.Cigarettesmokingorexcessalcoholintake.SourceNationalCancerInstituteAmyVanceRNBSNKimberlyStewartRNBSNCBCNJacquelineShanahanRNBSOCNTeresaPutscherRNBSNOCNTerriHardestyRNOCNJudethDavisRNBSNFormoreinformationaboutourNurseNavigatorprogramcallDr.YoungLeeDr.MaryYoungNurseNavigatorsall201115all2011DeCesarisCancerInstituteremovedthesmalllumpandtwosentinelnodeswhichshowedisolatedtumorcellsdespitetheveryearlycancer.AnniescasewascareullyevaluatedbythehospitalstumorboardwhichrecommendedchemotherapyandradiationinaclinicaltrialoferedthroughtheJohnHopkinsClinicalResearchNetworkowhichAAMCisanoriginalmember.directedthechemotherapyanddirectedtheradiationtherapy.Dr.UrbannoticedthatsomethingtoherwasoutoplacesaidAnnie.Teactthatshewasdiligentandknowledgeableiswhywecaughtthisearly.Inotorheritwouldhavetakenmuchlongertond.OurDeCesarisCancerInstitutenursenavigatorsareadvocateswhohelppatientsaccessmultidisciplinarytreatmentcommunicatewithprimarycaredoctorsandspecialistsandtranslateandinterpretcomplexcareplans.Navigatorsassistbothpatientsandtheiramiliesasasourceoinormationandacomortingconsistentpresenceduringastressultime.Teycanprovideguidancesupportanddirectionaswellashelpstreamlinecare.LiesaversaskAAMC.orgDocsTalkAlivehealthexperiencewithAAMCdoctorsincludingDr.LorraineTafraoftheBreastCenter.TuesdayOctober25.Visitfordetails.askAAMC.orgRAPP443-481-40001-800-966-2619.askAAMC.orgRAPP.FormoreinformationvisitorcallaskAAMC.RAPPprovidersincludeMoniqueWillinghamCRNPVictoriaShellemCRNPandBarbaraUrbanM.D.WatchDr.UrbantalkabouttheRAPPprogramandhowitshelpingwomenlikeAnnieSmith-JonescatchtheearlysignsofbreastcanceratGetafront-rowseatattherstepisodeof