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Community Meetings Understanding Your Screening Options

When:   Wednesday, December 15, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:   Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

The variety of screening tools used to look for breast cancer can be confusing. Why did your doctor request an MRI instead of an ultrasound or mammogram? What do those test results mean for your health and your care?

During this program, Marlane C. Guttmann, MD, a radiologist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, helped participants:

  • Explore screening methods used to find breast cancer and the diagnostic tests that evaluate suspicious findings
  • Understand the latest National Cancer Institute screening guidelines and how they apply to your care
  • Develop tools to better prepare emotionally and mentally for screening and diagnostic tests
  • Learn how to better understand test results
  • Develop questions to ask your healthcare team

About Our Speaker

Dr. Guttmann is a staff radiologist with the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She worked there from 1991 to 1998, then served in a community hospital setting for five years before rejoining the Fox Chase staff in 2003. She was drawn to the field of radiology as a subintern in oncology, where she followed the progress of a young patient with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Since this experience, Dr. Guttman’s career has focused on helping men and women affected by cancer. She has a special interest in breast and body imaging, as well as interventional procedures, which use all methods of imaging.