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Benign Breast Disease and Breast Screening

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Hematology |  Oncology
Leah Kelley,
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Benign breast problems are a common presenting complaint in a number of primary care specialties, and affect women across the reproductive and postmenopausal years.  This talk will focus on the evaluation and management of common benign breast complaints, with attention to the avoidance of both overtreatment and missed malignancies. We will also consider the current imaging environment and the tools needed to have discussions with patients about the appropriate use of breast imaging.

Learning Objectives:
1. Respond appropriately to benign breast complaints in healthy women across the lifespan
2. Assess the appropriate use of imaging in the evaluation of benign breast complaints
3. Identify patients at increased risk for breast cancer and triage their care



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Dr. Leah Kelley is an OB/Gyn and breast surgical specialist.  Her practice, based at Marin General Hospital in the Bay Area, focuses on the delivery of high-level breast care including benign breast disease, high-risk care and the surgical management of breast malignancies.  She serves as the medical director of the Breast Program at the Marin Cancer Institute. Dr. Kelley received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed her OB/Gyn residency at UCSF.  She then completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Dr. Melvin Silverstein. Dr. Kelley is a Volunteer Associate Professor at UCSF and serves as the clerkship director at Marin General.  She lives in Oakland with her partner and two children.

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