Northwell Offers Breast Cancer Info

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BreastCancerRibbonMore than 232,000 women will be diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer this year. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Northwell Health will be offering informative talks to help educate women about the disease.

Learn about the latest options and techniques for breast reconstruction from surgeons and patients who have undergone the surgery at a seminar on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success. To register for My Breast Decisions: Everything You Wanted to Know About Breast Reconstruction, contact Stephanie Doherty at sdoherty1@northwell.edu.

The Northwell Health Cancer Institute will also sponsor a breast cancer awareness talk on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Atria Assisted Living in Great Neck.

Throughout the year, women can go to www.northwell.edu to take a free online Breast Cancer Risk Assessment. The web page is a resource for women to estimate their lifetime risk of getting breast cancer, compare their risks by age and ethnicity, and identify different types of breast cancer risk factors.

Women who have their mammographies during October will receive a pink carnation.

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