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Do you hate mammograms? Rockford Mercy has options.

What’s up Doc? is a weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each week they highlight a different doctor / health professional who comes on our show and talks to us about his specialty. It has become one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have shown a “human” side that you don’t always get to see with their doctors. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We did about 30 of these segments, which looked at everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health plan and everything else in between. We learned a lot and hope you can too.

October is Breast Cancer Education Month, so it is very fitting that Dr. Para guest at What’s Up today, Doc? was. Dr. Para is the chairman of the Radiology Department at Mercyhealth. Like pretty much all of our guests at What’s Up, Doc ?, Dr. Para that relaxed, confident tone that you expect from your doctor.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month seems to have been going on for about 2 decades now, so what else do we need to consider? Turns out abundantly. For one thing, and this was the biggest point of the interview, Mercyhealth offers another option for women who are too sensitive to have regular mammograms. A new scanning technique is available that Dr. Para describes.

Men are also not over the moon when it comes to breast cancer. We have Dr. Para asked how much men should worry when it comes to breast cancer. Dr. Para told us that while it’s rare, he’s diagnosed a handful of men with breast cancer and if there is a family history, you should do self-exams and speak to your doctor if you feel anything unusual.

We thank Dr. Para for his time on today’s show and looking forward to our next episode of What’s Up, Doc?

Another episode of What’s Up, Doc? airs every Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. on 1440 WROK.

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