Dr. Lea Blackwell with Lee Memorial Health and 21st Century Oncology discusses male breast cancer.
Doctors always encourage women to perform "self-checks" on their breasts as a way to detect breast cancer early and one Lee County woman is living proof that it really works. At almost 81-years-old Gloria Bucher is tough to keep up with, but last December she got some news that threatened to sideline her for [...]
It's estimated more than 300,000 Americans this year will hear the words "you have breast cancer," and for the men who are diagnosed, getting treatment may not be easy.
Meredith Cronin had it all. Beautiful home. Loving husband. Three children, including a baby girl. "Two months after I finished nursing her I noticed I still had some of what I thought were clogged milk ducts, so I went to my GYN and he said let's go ahead and do a mammogram." It put [...]
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery is almost always inevitable. "When you do surgery for breast cancer about 70 % of patients are treated with breast conservation and that's where you remove the area of breast cancer traditionally called a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy," says Dr. Lea Blackwell, a breast surgical [...]
It runs counter to what many women have come to expect in breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer, or IBC, is a rare form that presents without a lump. "Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a cancer that presents with a very swollen, hot, tender breast. And usually what happens is the patients will go to their [...]
Lea Blackwell, MD Speaking on: BREAST CANCER: The Time and Place for Conservative Surgical Treatment Dr. Blackwell is a fellowship trained breast surgeon. She is originally from Panama City, FL and attended the University of Florida graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1996. In 2002 she graduated from Louisiana State University [...]
Fort Myers board certified breast surgeon Dr. Lea Blackwell with Associates in General and Vascular Surgery talks about inflammatory breast cancer on local TV station ABC-7.