It was a decade ago that about 200 people gathered to run the first Race for Women’s Wellness. The attendance was modest the first year, but the concept was magnanimous: to raise money to provide mammograms to women who could not afford one.
It all started with one test result. But this time, Dr. Mark Shachner, a general surgeon who specializes in breast, thyroid and colon cancer, wasn’t the one relaying the results. Instead, he was on the receiving end.
A new medical technique foregoes the incisions in the procedure that is performed to resolve chronic gastric reflux, a condition that some people consider normal but which could put at risk the life of the person who suffers from it.
The Coral Springs & Parkland Forum stopped to talk with Dr. Mark Shachner, Medical Director for the Coral Springs Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center.
Many women live in denial of the thought of being a breast cancer victim. Unfortunately, the reality is that every woman is a potential target of breast cancer regardless of age or family history. Fortunately, one of the best allies for survival is early diagnosis. That’s why annual mammogram screenings are recommended.