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Get the facts about breast cancer

Belfast -

WALDO – In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, there will be panel discussion titled “Breast Cancer: Get the Facts from Screening to Treatment.” from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the education center at Waldo County General Hospital.

Expected to be on the panel are: Dr. Nancy Webb, radiologist; Dr. Jeffrey Sedlack, surgeon; Dr. Betsy Connelly, oncologist; and Dr. Barbara MacDonald, naturopath.

Dr. Webb will discuss the difference between screening and diagnostic mammography; the good survival rates when a breast cancer diagnosis is made early; the need to have a mammogram if you are over 40 even if there is no family history; how a diagnosis will affect your life; and what to do if you are told you have breast cancer.

Dr. MacDonald, author of “The Breast Cancer Companion,” will discuss how complementary care can work with conventional treatment. For example, how herbs and chemotherapy work together to kill cancer cells; which common nutritional supplements should not be used by patients undergoing surgery and radiation; and what holistic cancer care means and what things may help prevent cancer recurrence. Dr. MacDonald says her book “serves as a bridge between conventional medical and the naturopathic world—increasing the confidence and knowledge about common anti-cancer therapies utilized in both medical systems.”

For More Information:

Contact Name: Toni Mailloux

Telephone Number: (207)930-6763

Website: http://www.wcgh.org

Email: tmailloux@wcgh.org