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Wilmot Cancer Center Hosts Breast Health Education Event Oct. 4

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Women can learn ways to reduce their risk of a breast cancer diagnosis Oct. 4.

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center experts will offer information about the myths surrounding breast cancer, what can be done to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and how to make sure a breast cancer is detected as early as possible during a free education program set for Saturday, Oct. 4. Discussions will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kornberg Medical Research Building at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Free parking is available at 415 Elmwood Ave.

Radiation oncologist Marilyn Ling, M.D., and Marsha Gross, N.P., will address the many myths that surround breast cancer and then surgical oncologist Kristin Skinner, M.D., director of the Wilmot Comprehensive Breast Care Center, will lead a discussion on screening and risk-reduction techniques. Brunch will be served and there will be opportunities for networking. Registration is required. Call (585) 275-2778.

The Wilmot Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the first of its kind in Upstate New York, is devoted to providing the full spectrum of breast care services – from diagnostic imaging and biopsy to the best in multidisciplinary cancer care, if a diagnosis is confirmed. The team of multidisciplinary breast care specialists – medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons – works together to provide every patient the opportunity for the best possible outcomes.

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