Palos Health, part of Northwestern Medicine, Announces New High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic
The Palos Health High Risk Breast Clinic, located at the Palos Health South Campus Women’s Center in Orland Park, is now available to women who may have an elevated lifetime risk of breast cancer. Offering screening, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, patients are empowered to take control of their breast health for better outcomes and improved survival rates.
Led by Medical Director Miraj Shah-Khan, MD FACS, who is fellowship-trained in breast surgical oncology, the clinic offers comprehensive, individualized breast care. “Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the US, affecting 1-in-8 women,” says Dr. Shah-Khan. “Most people know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. We also know that early detection saves lives. Women at increased risk benefit by being evaluated by a specialist—someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about monitoring and risk reduction.” Dr. Shah-Khan exclusively treats patients with breast concerns, including all aspects of breast disease, and has a special interest in high-risk patients. She is joined at the clinic by experienced surgeon Anthony Casini, DO, who provides treatment for benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. Casini performs a variety of breast surgeries, each tailored to the specific needs and goals of his patients. “I am proud of our robust, multidisciplinary program to treat breast cancer and benign breast disease, as well as patients at high risk. We strive to ensure the highest level of care so patients can ease any apprehension about their breast health,” says Dr. Shah-Khan.
“Women may be overwhelmed when it comes to addressing their breast health,” says Dr. Shah-Khan. “The High Risk Breast Clinic exists to help educate women as to what their individual risk truly is, and to offer clarity regarding monitoring and treatment. Individuals should be aware of all their options and participate in decision-making regarding their health. Our goal is to make sure all women receive attentive, compassionate care, and feel comfortable throughout their experience.”
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 708.590.5520. Patients may also be referred by their primary care provider or gynecologist.