Specialists to Discuss Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

June 13, 2003

Breast cancer experts will answer women’s questions about radiation therapy to beat disease during a special program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26.

Radiation oncologists Marilyn Ling, M.D., of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, and Joy Anderson, M.D., of Highland Hospital, will lead the informative session.

"Radiation therapy is standard treatment for many types of breast cancer and women have many worries about how this will affect their bodies beyond destroying disease. Many educational programs don’t offer enough time for questions and answers, but this topic warrants just that," says Ling.

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is sponsoring the dinner program, to be held at the University of Rochester Medical Center Conference Center’s William and Mildred Levine Pavilion, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Kendrick Road.

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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