What do you mean “I Have a Genetic Mutation for Breast Cancer?”

with Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at Noble Hospital

Talk Description

Dr. Steven Schonholz will discuss the indications for genetic testing for Breast and Ovarian cancers.  He will review the importance of family history and specific risk factors that need to be identified.  He will present the increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer compared to women who do not have the mutation.  He will share with you a patient’s story on how her life was saved by answering three simple questions.

About Dr. Schonholz

Dr. SchonholzSteven Schonholz, MD, FACS, is a Breast Surgeon and Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at Noble Hospital. Dr. Schonholz is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is also certified in Radioactive Seed Localized Breast Surgery, ASBS Ultrasound, and Stereotactic Procedures.

Dr. Schonholz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York City and his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is fellowship-trained in Endoscopy from Mount Sinai Hospital/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, and his General Surgery Internship and Residency was at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. He is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, National Consortium of Breast Centers, National Lymphedema Network, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Schonholz has been awarded two Susan G. Komen Grants, given multiple presentations, been published many times, and was awarded an honorary degree from Western New England University in August 2012 for excellence in research, early detection, and treatment of breast cancer. In his position at Noble, Dr. Schonholz focuses on the identification of women who are at a high risk for breast cancer, genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, pre-op and post-operative screening for sub-clinical Lymphedema, and minimally invasive breast surgery.

Dr. Schonholz’s office is on the First Floor next to the Burk Women’s Center. Please call 413-572-6070 for an appointment.


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