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Northshore Women Who Rock


This September We’re Paying Tribute to
WOMEN WHO ROCK Brought to you by NorthShore
University HealthSystem













GRACE: The Story of a 36 Year Old Breast Cancer Survivor

Join us Wednesday, October 10 at the Chicago Botanic Garden for a special screening of the short documentary, capturing the journey of a 36 year old mom and breast cancer survivor who decides to reclaim her body. You will also see presentations by Grace and members of her care team, and have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a trip to New York to see Fleetwood Mac in concert!

Click here
to Register and learn more.


The Gold Standard for Breast Cancer
Screening is Mammography

But mammograms alone can’t catch all cancers. For women with dense breast tissue—about 40 to 50 percent of women—mammograms may have trouble spotting small tumors.

NorthShore University HealthSystem offers automated whole breast ultrasounds to find small, invasive breast cancers that mammograms may miss. Your annual mammogram can determine if you have dense breast tissue and are a candidate for a whole breast ultrasound. Schedule a mammogram today.


Fact Checking Mammogram Myths

Ask women about mammograms and you’ll get a lot of opinions: “They’re essential and lifesaving.” “They don’t help.” “If you find a lump in your breast, you have cancer.” “No family history? You don’t need a mammogram.” Jane Marie Jeske, MD, Radiology at NorthShore University HealthSystem, sets the record straight on some common misconceptions on mammograms and breast cancer. When was your last mammogram? Schedule one today.




Dr. Georgia Spear, Chief of Breast Imaging
at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center

For women with dense breast tissue, mammograms have trouble spotting small tumors. And unfortunately, women with dense breast tissue are also far more likely to develop breast cancer.

So at NorthShore, we offer the latest in imaging technologies, including 3D mammography and Automated Breast Ultrasound. For women with dense breast tissue, adding breast ultrasound can find small, invasive breast cancers that mammograms may miss, allowing us to find breast cancers earlier, when they’re most treatable. We’re among the first to use automated breast ultrasound in the US, a radiation-free, painless procedure.

For the 40 to 50 percent of women with dense breast tissue, these advanced screening techniques can truly be lifesavers. Click here for more information. NorthShore University HealthSystem. Cancer care for what’s next.



Dr. Katherine Kopkash, Director of Oncoplastic
Breast Surgery at NorthShore University Health System

Through NorthShore’s Oncoplastic Breast Surgery program, our breast cancer surgeons utilize plastic surgery techniques to leave patients’ breasts looking as natural as possible after surgery. We know that, for patients, how their bodies look is important. It affects everything from their confidence and sense of wellbeing to sexuality and how they interact with others.

We focus on hiding incisions, and on reshaping breasts to avoid a divot, or volume loss, when a tumor is removed. When possible, we also perform nipple-sparing mastectomies. And through clinical trials, we’re finding ways to shrink tumors and reduce the amount of surgery or radiation patients need. Click here for more information. NorthShore University HealthSystem. Cancer care for what’s next.