Breast Cancer Discussion Set for March 22

Panel Discussion Centers On Preventing and Treating Lymphedema

March 05, 2001

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center of the University of Rochester Medical Center will hold a dinner and panel discussion on ways to prevent and treat lymphedema. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the URMC Conference Center's case method room 1-9576.

Lymphedema is a complication that sometimes happens after breast cancer treatment. Swelling in the arm is caused by excess fluid that collects after lymph nodes and vessels are removed by surgery or treated by radiation.

The panel will include surgeon Gretchen M. Ahrendt, M.D., co-director of the breast cancer program, Marsha Gross, R.N., M.S., nurse practitioner for hematology-oncology, and Deanna L. Miller, P.T., of The Genesee Physical Therapy Group.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner. Scholarships are available for eligible registrants. To register, call Joreatha Jones at (716) 275-4797 or e-mail joreatha_jones@urmc.rochester.edu. Questions about the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program may be directed to Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., co-director, or Beverly Brooks, associate director of community education, at (716) 275-4797.

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