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New Clinic Treats Those With High Breast Cancer Risk

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A new clinic for those at high risk for a certain type of cancer is now open in Springfield.

The High Risk Breast Clinic at CoxHealth exclusively treats women with an increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

According to CoxHealth, it also works with women who have a personal history of breast cancer and who would benefit from specialty care.

The clinic will also provide “appropriate surveillance, determine the need for chemo-preventive treatment and offer education on ways to reduce the risk for breast cancer.”

It’s staffed by Dr. John “Bucky” Buckner, a longtime breast cancer surgeon and physician assistant, Jessica Conn. 

The clinic is open to referrals from gynecologists and other physicians.  Self-referrals are also available for anyone concerned about their breast cancer risk.

To learn more, 875-3761.