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Breast cancer seminar to be held virtually on Friday

Posted at 3:57 AM, Oct 09, 2020

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Western New Yorkers living with breast cancer have an opportunity to learn more about the disease.

The Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting its The 17th Annual Cindy L. Dertinger Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar: Tools for the Journey, via Zoom.

The theme, "Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer," will be explored during panel presentations.

Panel speakers include Carla Falkson, MD, Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta; Thomas Campbell, MD, Highland Hospital; and Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center.

Farhan Imran, MD, Rochester Regional Health will moderate the discussion which will include the following topics

  • "Updates in Treatments and Emerging Therapies"
  • "Nutrition and Cancer: Hope and Unanswered Questions"
  • "Psychosocial Needs When Facing a Cancer Diagnosis"

The panel will also feature two speakers who are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Those living with the disease and family, friends, and caregivers are all invited.

The event runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

You can sign up for the event by clicking here.