Advocate Health Care Physician Heidi Memmel, MD, Will Answer Breast Health Questions in Upcoming Web Chat

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, there’s no shortage of news related to breast health. Stories highlighting recent studies are critical in helping women understand the risks and treatments of the disease but much of the news can be confusing and conflicting. Recent stories about mammography, dense breast tissue, genetic testing and others often leave women with more questions than answers.

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, there’s no shortage of news related to breast health. Stories highlighting recent studies are critical in helping women understand the risks and treatments of the disease but much of the news can be confusing and conflicting. Recent stories about mammography, dense breast tissue, genetic testing and others often leave women with more questions than answers.

Heidi Memmel, MD, Advocate Medical Group will tackle these questions and more during the next edition of AdvocateLive, Advocate Health Care’s live web chat set for September 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Memmel will answer viewer questions about breast health, offer life-saving tips and much more during the 20 minute broadcast. Questions can be submitted in advance via Advocate’s website. http://tinyurl.com/8j6hcfc

Specializing in breast cancer treatment and surgery, Dr. Memmel is committed to providing leading edge care for the patients she is privileged to serve. Watch her story. http://tinyurl.com/97l6kqx

About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s top health systems, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children’s hospitals, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care),two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.

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