#SECircleof8 Live Chat

Breast Health: Answers to Your Questions

Breast cancer awareness is crucial in the fight against this disease. One out of eight women will get breast cancer and an estimated 231,840 women will be diagnosed with it in 2015. To help fight this cancer, we invite you to ask your questions about breast cancer during a special live chat on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Facebook and Twitter (Use hashtag #SECircleof8 to join the conversation on Twitter)

During the chat, we will take your questions and answer as many as we can during the hour.

Some of the frequently asked questions that we will answer include:

  • What are the most common signs of breast cancer?
  • Are there different types of breast cancer?
  • Is hormone replacement treatment dangerous?
  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer as early as possible?
  • Are there recommendations on the best type of breast cancer treatment?
  • Are shorter courses of radiation effective?
  • What is a clinical trial?
  • How can I find out if I am eligible for a clinical trial?
  • Is it best to have reconstruction at the time of a mastectomy?
  • Will reconstruction interfere with my cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy)?
  • How common is it for men to be diagnosed with breast cancer?

Please keep in mind that our answers during the chat are purely informational and do not constitute medical advice. If you need to schedule an appointment for a personal consultation please find a listing of physicians and contact us if any questions.

For general questions, please call the Southeast Cancer Center at 573-519-4800.

Answering Your Questions

Our regional Cancer Center experts will be answering your questions:

Sarah E. Colwick, MD - Dr. Colwick is a surgeon serving many breast cancer patients at SoutheastHEALTH. Sarah Colwick has a Breast Surgery Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Andrew C. Dickey, MD - Dr. Dickey specializes in Hematology/Oncology at the Southeast Cancer Center.

Joseph P. Miller, MD – Dr. Miller specializes in Radiology Oncology at the Southeast Cancer Center.

Andrew J. Moore, MD – Dr. Moore specializes in Hematology, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Medical Oncology at the Southeast Cancer Center

James C. Mosley III, MD – Dr. Mosley’s areas of expertise include Hematology, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Medical Oncology. He serves patients at the Southeast Cancer Center and is the Principle Investigator for Southeast Cancer Center’s NCCN trials site.

John S. Humphrey, MD – Dr. Humphrey specializes in plastics and reconstructive surgery at The Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau.

We hope to see you on Twitter or Facebook at 6:30 p.m. October 8.