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    Philomena McAndrew, MD ? Our Guest Mid-October!
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Dear Members,

    We are delighted to be able to give you the news that Dr. Philomena McAndrew, the oncologist who treated actress Christina Applegate, is going to be our guest here on the Breast Cancer board in mid-October.

    Dr. McAndrew is one of the founders of Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group in Beverly Hills, Calif. Be sure to check out her biography .

    We invite you to begin posting your questions to Dr. McAndrew now, putting her name in the subject line of your post. On Oct. 8th, our staff will gather the links to those posts and send them to Dr. McAndrew, so she can craft her responses. She will be answering on the board sometime after Oct. 15th.

    Also, keep an eye out for the October issue of WebMD the Magazine , which will feature Christina Applegate and Dr. McAndrew. The digital version of the magazine is now live!

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    Mercycalls responded:
    I do not have a question just something to share. I was a 55 year old woman when I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. I had not had a mamogram in at least 5 or 6 years. One day I was in a dr office and there was a magazine there featuring Christina Applegate and her cancer story. I read that and right away felt convicted to get checked. Yes I did have cancer. I just wanted to share that her article inspired me and perhaps saved me life. By the way I believe it was a People magazine I read.

    Dawn aka Mercycalls
    Philomena McAndrew, MD replied to Mercycalls's response:
    Dear Dawn

    Thank you for sharing this. We are all grateful to Christina and many women like you who are brave enough to share their stories or experiences. This inspires women to be vigilant and undergo appropriate and necessary screening.

    Good luck to you.

    Philomena McAndrew, M.D.

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