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Breast Cancer Myths, Screening and Surveillance - Free Community Event

What: Ask the Experts

            Breast Cancer Screening and Surveillance 

When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Time:  6pm – 7:30pm

Who:  Amy Lantis Stemerman, MD

           Bernadette Lucas Burch, RN, BSN

Where: Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center

              240 San Jose Street, Salinas 

Information or RSVP: (831) 759-1890

Light appetizers served 

Free event and plenty of free parking 

Breast Cancer Myths, Screening and Surveillance

SVMHS Free Ask The Experts Event

Salinas, CA, May 23, 2014 – Women face an increasing number of new studies, guidelines and information about breast cancer screenings and best practices. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is holding a free Ask the Experts event to answer questions women have about when to get a mammogram, how often they should get a mammogram and new dense breast tissue notifications.

Medical Director of the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center at SVMHS, Amy Lantis Stemerman, MD is the featured speaker on May 28th discussing Breast Cancer Myths, Screening and Surveillance. Dr. Lantis Stemerman joined the medical staff at Salinas Valley Memorial, Salinas Valley Imaging and became the Medical Director of the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center in November 2008. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American College of Radiology. 


Dr. Stemerman will be joined by Clinical Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Resource Center at SVMHS, Bernadette Lucas- Burch, RN, BSN. Bernadette is the Outpatient Oncology Manager and Breast Health Navigator. She recently helped launch a weekly breast cancer support group at SVMHS Comprehensive Cancer Resource Center, 501 E. Romie Lane in Salinas every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm.


The Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center at SVMHS opened in June of 2010 and last year earned the distinction of being named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging endorse the designation by the American College of Radiology. The designation is awarded to imaging centers offering the highest standard of care to their patients.

The Ask the Experts free community event on Breast Cancer Myths, Screening and Surveillance will take place Wednesday, May 28 at 6pm. Dr. Lantis Stemerman will be speaking at the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center, 240 San Jose Street, Salinas. There is plenty of free parking available and light appetizers will be served at the event. SVMHS offers Spanish interpretation service at its Ask the Experts events. While reservations are not required, they are recommended, as seating is limited. Call (831) 759-1890 for more information or to RSVP. 

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