Empowering Women: The Critical Role of Breast Cancer Screening by Dr. Renee Obey

Breast cancer screening is an essential aspect of women’s healthcare. At Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group, under the guidance of Dr. Renee Obey, we prioritize educating and empowering women about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. This proactive approach is key to early detection and effective treatment.

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening involves checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before symptoms appear. The primary goal of screening is early detection, as finding breast cancer early greatly improves the chances of successful treatment.

Types of Breast Cancer Screening

The most common screening tests include mammograms, clinical breast exams, and breast self-exams. Mammograms are X-ray images of the breast that can detect tumors that are too small to feel. Healthcare professionals perform clinical breast exams, while breast self-exams involve women checking their own breasts for lumps or changes.

Why Breast Cancer Screening Matters

Early Detection Saves Lives

The most significant benefit of regular breast cancer screening is the early detection of cancer. Early-stage cancers are often easier to treat than those detected at a later stage, leading to better survival rates.

Understanding Risk Factors

Certain factors may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, including age, family history, genetic factors, and lifestyle choices. Understanding these risks can help determine how often to screen and what methods to use.

Integrating Breast Cancer Screening into Women’s Health

At Summit Women’s & Wellness, we integrate breast cancer screening into our overall approach to women’s health. Our Preventative Care services emphasize the importance of regular health check-ups, including breast cancer screening.

The Role of Personalized Care

Each woman’s risk for breast cancer is different. We offer personalized screening recommendations based on individual risk factors. This personalized approach ensures that screening strategies are as effective and appropriate as possible.

Beyond Screening: Comprehensive Support

Navigating a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

If a screening test indicates the possibility of breast cancer, we provide compassionate and comprehensive support. This includes further testing, diagnosis clarification, and, if necessary, a detailed discussion of treatment options.

Support Services

We understand that a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our Virtual Class and Support Groups offer emotional support and information, helping women navigate through this challenging time.

The Importance of Lifestyle and Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can play a role in breast cancer prevention. Our Nutrition services offer guidance on diet choices that may reduce cancer risk, emphasizing the importance of a balanced, healthy diet.

The Journey Beyond Breast Cancer

For women who have been treated for breast cancer, ongoing care is crucial. Our services extend to Menopausal Care and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, addressing the unique health needs of women post-treatment.

Empowerment Through Education and Care

Our mission is to empower women through education and comprehensive care. Dr. Renee Obey and the team at Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group are committed to providing the highest standard of care and support. Breast cancer screening is more than a medical procedure; it’s a vital part of a woman’s health journey. For more information or to schedule a screening, please contact us at 909-736-9091.


  1. American Cancer Society. (2023). Breast Cancer Early Detection and Screening Guidelines.
  2. National Breast Cancer Foundation. (2023). The Importance of Early Detection of Breast Cancer.
  3. World Health Organization. (2023). Breast Cancer: Prevention and Control.