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New NWHRC Breast Health Q & A Service Launches

The National Women's Health Resource Center today launched a new online breast health question and answer service at its Web site,

Produced by the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), the "Breast Health: Ask the Experts" question and answer service is designed to give women of all ages credible, accessible information about breast health and breast care. Women are invited to submit questions to the "Breast Health: Ask the Experts" via e-mail.

The questions will be reviewed and selected on the basis of their interest and applicability to the largest number of women possible. The answers will be developed by the NWHRC and by the newly formed NWHRC Breast Health Advisory Panel, which is comprised of five medical experts with a wide range of clinical experience and expertise in breast health. A new question and answer are posted at every two weeks.

Members of the panel include: Dr. Caroline A. Glicksman, a plastic surgeon and a national authority on breast implant surgery; Dr. Julie Gralow, an Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle; Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, a registered nurse, who is Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center and a widely published author and speaker on the subject of breast cancer; Dr. Navin K. Singh, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery and attending surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Center for Cosmetic Surgery; and Dr. Arpana M. Naik, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Cancer Institute and a member of the OHSU Center for Women's Health.

The "Breast Health: Ask the Expert" service is not intended to be a substitute for regular clinical breast exams or a replacement for individual diagnosis or medical care. This project (or column) is made possible by an unrestricted grant from Inamed Corporation.

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