Parkridge Health System - October 23, 2017

Suspicious findings on a routine mammogram don't always mean cancer. If a radiologist sees something on an imaging study, he or she will refer the patient to someone like Laura Witherspoon, MD, a breast surgeon with University Surgical Associates who plays a critical role in cancer care at Parkridge Health System. When radiologists refer patients to her, she will typically perform a biopsy to obtain more information about the area of concern. Melissa Pendergrass, nurse navigator, coordinates referrals and alleviates anxiety as much as possible. Learn how physicians identify answers to questions that arise on mammography scans.

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