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Coliseum Educating the Public during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Coliseum Educating the Public during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 09, 2012

Macon, GA - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about breast cancer and how it can be prevented or best treated.  Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. However, because of earlier diagnoses and better treatment options, women with breast cancer in Macon are living longer lives than ever before. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 women in Georgia will die of breast cancer this year. This means that October could be the most important month of the rest of your life. Coliseum will offer a variety of free events during October to help educate and screen the public on breast cancer. 

Mondays October 15 and October 29, Noon - 2:00pm

Breast Cancer Education

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

The Coliseum Cancer Institute will provide breast cancer education and an opportunity to speak with Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators.

 

Thursday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Latest Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

Lamson Richard School, Marshallville, GA

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and about 85% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history of the disease. Come learn about the importance of early detection and the latest treatment options available. No reservations required.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 5:00 – 7:00pm

After-Hours Screening Mammography

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Call 877-357-0161 for an appointment. No physician referral needed. Appointments can be made online at coliseumhealthsystem.com.  This service does require a fee.

 

Thursday, October 11, Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn – 10 Myths About Breast Cancer

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Featuring Keith Martin, MD, General Surgeon

Find out what every woman needs to know about breast cancer. The truth... and the myths.

Reservations are required: call 478-746-4646.

 

Tuesday, October 16, Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn – Genetics and Breast Cancer

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Hear a cancer survivor’s experience and learn about hereditary breast cancer. Reservations are required: call 478-746-4646.

 

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Breast Cancer Community Conference

Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Come hear from local breast cancer specialists and ask questions! Physicians will include general surgeon Keith Martin, MD, medical oncologist Cheryl Jones, MD, radiologist Chris Minette, MD, radiation oncologist Sean Cavanaugh, MD, and plastic surgeons Roy Powell, MD, Chris McLendon, MD, and Paul Syribeys, MD. Call 478-746-4646 to reserve your space.

 

Tuesday – Thursday, October 23-25, Noon – 1:00pm

Breast Cancer Survivor Art Exhibit

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

 

Monday, October 22, 6:00pm

“Look Good, Feel Better”

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

For those currently in treatment

 

Wednesday, October 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Open House, Coliseum Cancer Institute

Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 120

Drop in and meet our breast cancer Nurse Navigators. Refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 9:00am

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

North Peach Park, 497 W. White Rd., Byron, GA

 

All events are free with the exception of the mammography screening.  Reservations are required; please call (478) 746-4646 for more information or to register.

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