I was on the Joe and Tina Show on STAR 105.5 FM to discuss breast cancer

On Thursday October 17, I was invited to the studio of Star 105.5 FM to discuss new approaches to breast cancer care live on Joe and Tina’s Morning Show.  The hosts, Joe Cicero andTina Bree were excellent interviewers and it was great to meet them in person. They were both born and raised in the Chicago area and they do a great job on the show.

We discussed the concept of a breast program multidisciplinary team where the patient first meets the breast navigator after a cancer diagnosis. The breast surgeon is then the first physician that the newly diagnosed patient encounters. During the first personalized consultation, the patient’s entire medical history including family history of cancer is discussed with the patient to determine how this affects the management of the cancer with respects to the patient’s individual needs. Management also is determined by the specific type of breast cancer.

We also discussed the concept of genetic testing to evaluate if certain women (and men) are at high risk of breast cancer and what they can do about it. We discussed Angelina Jolie and her choice to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. We discussed the newer types of mastectomy specifically nipple sparing mastectomy and the enhanced cosmetic results.

We finally talked about the newest recommendations about breast cancer screening and breast self exams.

Daniel J Farrugia MD PhD Administrator
Director, Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program
Daniel Farrugia MD PhD is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He is Director of the Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program. His research in breast cancer has been published in top international journals, and has been cited over a thousand times in the medical literature.
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One Reply to “I was on the Joe and Tina Show on STAR 105.5 FM to discuss breast cancer”

  1. Dr. Farrugia answered all my questions, laid out all my options & had my utmost confidence in my breast cancer surgery. I felt more at ease knowing I had this skilled and down to earth surgeon on my side. I am a former healthcare worker & have had plenty of interaction with arrogant surgeons, Dr. Farrugia DOES NOT fall into that camp. I felt fortunate to have him as part of my breast cancer team.

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