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Quick Treatment for Mammogram Abnormalities

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Dr. Alice Chung specializes in breast cancer. A woman with an abnormal mammogram who comes in to the John Wayne Cancer Institute would have her films reviewed by physicians. They would then take the patient's history and do a physical examination.

If a biopsy is needed, it can be arranged immediately. Often biopsies can be reviewed the same day as they are performed. The patient is informed as to the findings from the biopsy that same day as well. Plans then can be made for treatment very quickly.

"Alice Chung is a surgeon specializing in breast cancer at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, and a guest lecturer on the health and welfare of women. Using her expertise as a member of the American Society of Breast Disease and the Society of Surgical Oncology, Chung has performed numerous surgeries, authored countless studies on the field of breast surgery and presented on such diverse topics as nutrition, imaging and metastases. Highly skilled at sparing mastectomies and other surgical procedures related to breast cancer surgery, Chung has dedicated her practice to helping women everywhere."


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