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BRG-Mid City Receives NFL Crucial Catch Grant for High-Risk Breast Clinic

BATON ROUGE, La. – The High-Risk Breast Clinic at Baton Rouge General-Mid City was recently awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Football League’s (NFL) Crucial Catch Project. The $20,000 grant will support the clinic, which opened last August and provides specialized care to women at risk for developing breast disease and who are underinsured or uninsured.

The NFL and ACS teamed up to offer a new opportunity for healthcare systems to collaborate with local ACS staff to promote and deliver cancer screenings safely and equitably. Established in 2009, the NFL’s Crucial Catch has raised $23 million for ACS with the mission to fight cancer through early detection and reducing the risk of cancer.

From screenings and prevention to surgical intervention, the clinic focuses on patients with risk factors for breast disease, including:

  • Family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer.
  • Patients who are over 50, as breast cancer risk increases with age.
  • Those with genetic mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
  • Patients who started a menstrual cycle before the age of 12 and started menopause after 55.
  • Patients with dense breasts.
  • Those with a personal history of breast cancer or non-cancerous breast diseases.
  • Previous treatment using radiation therapy.
  • Obesity after menopause.
  • Patients taking hormones for more than five years (those with both estrogen and progesterone)

Dr. Bonner holds a fellowship in Surgical Breast Oncology from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. A New Orleans native, he graduated from LSU School of Medicine and completed a surgery residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Ga.

The High-Risk Breast Clinic is located within the Family Health Center at BRG-Mid City campus, at 3401 North Blvd., Suite 200. For more information, call (225) 381-6620 or click here.

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