Oncologist to Discuss Metastatic Breast Cancer May 8

April 15, 2003

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will present "When Cancer Recurs: Living and Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer" at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8. The dinner program will be in the University of Rochester Medical Center Conference Center’s William and Mildred Levine Pavilion, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Kendrick Road.

Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the program, will offer hope and guidance for women who are battling the disease. The program will address the decision-making process for women and their doctors in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, strategies for living a full life with disease, and offer resources for women facing metastatic breast cancer.

"Many educational programs about breast cancer do not address metastatic disease. As a result, women with metastatic breast cancer may feel isolated. Women need to know that metastatic breast cancer is usually highly treatable. Navigating the system and working effectively with your physicians and nurses, as well as making use of national and local resources, are critical to thriving with this disease," Griggs said.

This is one in a series of quarterly education sessions for women who are undergoing treatment and survivors of the disease, their families and friends.

The cost is $20 per person, which includes dinner. Scholarships are available. To register, call Kristin Galvin-Burwick at (585) 275-4797 or e-mail kristin_galvinburwick@urmc.rochester.edu.

Questions about the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program may be directed to Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., medical director, or Beverly Brooks, associate director of community education, at (585) 275-4797.

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