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Dr. Shelley Nakamura cancer prevention specialist phoenix

Shelley Nakamura, MD

Cancer Prevention Specialist




19646 N. 27th Ave, #407
Phoenix, AZ 85027


Genetic education, counseling, and testing

Individualized breast risk assessment and management

Complete breast examination

Increased surveillance for high-risk lesions (ADH, LCIS, etc.) and high-risk genetic mutations for breast cancer

Referral to other specialists to encompass overall management of high risk including risk-reducing surgery

About Dr. Nakamura

After years of surgically treating breast cancer, Dr. Shelley Nakamura now eagerly to focuses her expertise on counseling patients on its prevention. She is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon who completed her Breast Surgery Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California. She is a published author of several articles regarding breast cancer and has contributed to a book chapter by the nationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Melvin Silverstein.

A native of Arizona, Dr. Nakamura is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. After obtaining her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her General Surgery residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.


In her spare time, Dr. Nakamura enjoys reading a good book, Pilates, and being with her family.

"The Cancer Prevention Clinic is such a long awaited necessity. It allows women and men who have a higher than average risk for breast cancer to be proactive with more intense screening, genetic counseling, clinical trials focused on this specific group.

Our goal is prevention."
--Dr. Nakamura
Dr. Nakamura is pleasant, sweet, kind, gentle, and caring. If you are debating between two doctors, go see Dr. Nakamura. You won't regret it.
Her staff was so super nice as well.

V.S., AZ

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