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Annual Breast Cancer Conference Oct. 4

For more information, please call 304-526-2440

Genetics influence breast cancer risk.

Healthcare providers will learn about the latest updates in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at the 5th Annual Breast Cancer Basics & Beyond conference Friday, October 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. It will take place in the Harless Auditorium on the ground floor of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Nurses, radiologic technologists and other healthcare providers who work regularly with breast cancer patients are encouraged to participate. The information to be presented includes:

  • Review the stages of breast cancer and related treatment based on staging.
  • Describe the influence of weight and exercise management on breast cancer survival.
  • Discuss cancer risk reduction strategies related to genetic mutation.
  • Identify the role of molecular genetics in treatment decisions for breast cancer.
  • Distinguish between 2D and 3D mammography regarding quality of views and enhancement of diagnostic process.
  • Describe the impact of a cancer diagnosis on one’s own life and life choices as told by a cancer survivor.

Nurses can receive 5.5 contact hours for participating and 6.75 Category A credits for radiologic technologists. The cost is $25 and includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Please register by calling 304-526-2440 or 304-526-2271.

  • Last updated: 09/30/2013
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