NewsChannel 7 to host a breast health phone bank on Nov. 5

Published: Nov. 3, 2015 at 2:21 PM CST
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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

The people behind the statistic – and their stories - are the reason why WSAW-TV’s Buddy Check 7 is so important. Every month, we remind you of ways to check and prevent breast cancer, and this month we will bring you a special Buddy Check 7 report.

WSAW-TV NewsChannel 7 will host a phone bank during our early evening newscasts this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. The phone lines will be open from 5 to 7 p.m.

A panel of experts will be available to listen to your breast health concerns and answer any questions you may have about breast cancer, self-exams and treatments. They will also share resources you can turn to for more personalized medical advice and support. The information shared will be confidential and free.

You may ask your questions by calling the phone bank directly at (715) 203-8285.

Viewers may also submit questions by recording and sending us a short video of you asking your question. Post it to our Facebook page, tweet it to @WSAW or send it to We will get your questions answered live on-air. Remember to use the hashtag #BuddyCheck7.

Buddy Check 7 is an initiative aimed to remind you and a buddy to be proactive and perform a self-breast exam on the seventh of every month. It is sponsored by WSAW-TV and Marshfield Clinic. Let us help you win the fight against breast cancer.

to learn more about Buddy Check 7


Gillian Battino, M.D., chose to specialize in breast imaging because she is inspired by the patients who are often wives, mothers, sisters and community members like herself. She chose to practice at Marshfield Clinic because she wanted to be in a practice with exclusively fellowship trained breast imagers.

Isaac Yeboah, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancers and blood diseases such as leukemia, hemophilia and lymphoma.

Anna Seydel, M.D., has been a general surgeon for 18 years. At Marshfield Clinic, she is applying that experience exclusively to patients with breast cancer and other breast conditions. She is the only dedicated breast surgeon at Marshfield Clinic.

Jessica Wernberg, M.D., is a Marshfield native. She specializes in the surgical treatment of cancer, including intraabdominal malignancies and breast cancer. She feels strongly about a team approach to cancer care.