Managing Insomnia in Breast Cancer Talk Nov. 17 at Wilmot Cancer Center

November 12, 2008

Many women with metastatic breast cancer have trouble getting restful, restorative sleep.

Women with metastatic breast cancer who suffer from insomnia can learn techniques for coping during a support group meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

Oxana Palesh, Ph.D., research assistant professor, at the Wilmot Cancer Center, will share research results of a study of how to predict which women will experience sleep difficulties and offer tips for easing the insomnia. The discussion will be held during a meeting of Advanced Insights, a new support group for women with metastatic breast cancer. The group is facilitated by Sandra Sabatka, L.M.S.W., and Darfy Mundt, N.P.

Right now, there are about 155,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer, a number that is growing thanks to advances in treatments over the past decade.

Parking is available in the ramp garage. For more information about the support group, contact Sabatka at (585) 276-4529.

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