posted on: 9/26/2017 2:17:11 PM
According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center, an estimated 255,180 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and more than 40,000 of these cases will end in death. Through early detection, survivorship support and health promotion, the Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition acts as a vital local resource for providing healthy futures for women in our community.
Please join us on September 28 at 6 p.m. for the second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition Symposium in the Lima Memorial Health System Auxiliary Conference Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about a variety of essential topics regarding breast health from local cancer care specialists, including Darlene Weyer, D.O. Radiologist and Medical Director of the Lima Memorial Women’s Health Center, a community and nationwide leader in breast cancer prevention. Dr. Weyer will discuss mammography guidelines and the importance of mammograms in reducing deaths.
Other topics will include the quality measures of 3D mammography, presented by Nicole Nelson, M.D., Radiologist and Medical Director of the St. Rita’s Women’s Wellness Center; the unusual cancer findings in breast tissue, presented by Ewa Mrozek, M.D., Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, and resources and updates provided by Deb Niese of the American Cancer Society. A Q&A session with all symposium presenters will follow.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition was established in 2011 and is made up of multiple local member organizations including Lima Memorial Health System. Its mission is “To empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services; thus replacing fear and doubt with knowledge and hope. Whereas, any woman diagnosed with breast cancer will not have to face it alone.”