Buddy Check 7 phone bank answers the call

Published: Nov. 6, 2015 at 8:55 AM CST
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NewsChannel 7 hosted a free phone bank to take your questions about breast cancer issues Thursday night. The local doctors answering your calls say it was a success.

Four Marshfield Clinic doctors sat in a NewsChannel 7 conference room and took viewer calls between 5p.m. and 7p.m. Thursday night. The phones rang steady throughout the two-hour event.

In all, the doctors fielded 89 confidential, breast cancer related calls.

"People have questions that I don't think are answered while they're at their providers office or they're not sure how to get them answered in between visits, if their visit isn't for another six months," said Dr. Jessica Wernberg. "So this was a wonderful opportunity to be able to reach some of those patients who may have questions."

Many callers asked about new breast cancer screening guidelines. The doctors also answered calls from men with breast cancer concerns.

"We took at least two phone calls tonight from men who had lumps in their breast, wondering if they could possibly have breast cancer. Most lumps in a male breast are benign, but certainly men can get breast cancer," said Dr. Wernberg.

NewsChannel 7 would like to thank Dr. Jessica Wernberg, Dr. Gillian Battino, Dr. Isaac Yeboah, and Dr. Anna Seydel from the Marshfield Clinic, for helping make Thursday night's phone bank a success.

NewsChannel 7's fight against breast cancer doesn't end with our phone bank. Tune in on the 7th of every month for our Buddy Check 7 reports. We will continue to share inspiring survivor stories and the latest information from cancer specialists to help spread the word about the importance of breast cancer screenings.