McLeod Cancer Staff Members Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer


Dr. Shawn Conwell, McLeod Radiologist, talks with Ken Ard on Live 95 via skype about 3D mammography and imaging advancements in the early detection of breast cancer.

McLeod Radiologist Dr. Shawn Conwell and Lisa McDonald, Director of Cancer Coordination, were guests on the Live 95 “Good Morning Pee Dee” radio show hosted by Ken Ard on Thursday, October 25.

McDonald discussed with Ard how breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed at McLeod each year and the importance of being screened for breast cancer. She also shared the options available to women coping with a breast cancer diagnosis at McLeod such as access to the Breast Oncology Navigator; Shelby’s Group, a Breast Cancer Support Group; the HOPE Resource Center; the Inspirations Gift Shop, and the We’ve Got You Covered gift certificate for patients who will lose their hair due to treatment.

Ard also interviewed Dr. Conwell about imaging improvements in the detection of breast cancer such as 3D mammography and how early detection greatly improves outcomes. He added that at McLeod there is a team approach involved in caring for breast cancer patients and how the radiologists work closely with the medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and pathologists to discuss each breast cancer patient’s case.