Dr. Amy Murrell talks with Ken Ard by skype about advancements in the treatment of breast cancer and the upcoming McLeod for Health Florence Open tournament.
McLeod Breast Surgeon Dr. Amy Murrell and McLeod Radiologist Dr. Shawn Conwell were guests on the Live 95 “Good Morning Pee Dee” radio show hosted by Ken Ard on Thursday, October 12.
Dr. Murrell discussed with Ard how breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed at McLeod each year and the recent advancements that have been made in treatment options for women. She also shared details with listeners about the McLeod for Health Florence Open USTA Women’s Professional Tennis Tournament that begins October 15th and runs through the 22nd. The tournament benefits Susan G. Komen South Carolina.
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.