Dr. Morgan to discuss breast cancer from a radiologist’s point of view

October 12, 2015

Dr. Morgan to discuss breast cancer from a radiologist’s point of view

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that one in twelve women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime during her lifetime? In 2015, it is estimated that 231,840 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. An estimated 40,290 people will die of this disease, which is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in women.

This month’s Dine with the Docs features Robert E. Morgan, M.D., Radiologist, who will discuss breast cancer from a radiologist’s point of view.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13, in the Conference Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.  A complimentary dinner will be provided by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Chatters Café at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and presentation.

  Here is some good news about breast cancer.  Since 1990, death rates due to breast cancer have decreased by 34%, and right now, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Dr. Morgan’s presentation will include important information about screening mammography, breast imaging options, techniques and accuracy. He will also discuss intervention, breast biopsy and the diagnosis of breast malignancy.  A question and answer session will follow the program.

Dr. Morgan earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta.  He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in FT. Lewis WA. After serving more than twenty years as a radiologist in the military, Dr. Morgan served as Assistant Medical Director, Imaging Services for Columbus Regional Medical Center, and also was Radiology Practice Leader for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Kuwait, and Consultant Radiologist at Al-Adan Hospital.

Dr. Morgan is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has been practicing in Somerset with Bluegrass Radiology Associates since 2014.

“Dine with the Docs” is a regular monthly program series developed to educate interested persons regarding important health issues.  The programs are sponsored as a public service by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Lake Cumberland Chapter of Senior Friends.  For more information or to make required reservations, call 606-678-3274.

Statics from SEER Cancer Statistics Factsheets: Breast Cancer. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html