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South to gain insight into breast cancer

By Hannah Lathen

A Journey Through Breast Cancer, a South Campus seminar Nov. 17, will explain in detail what breast cancer is and what the process is like.

Dr. Robyn Young, a board certified medical oncologist, will make the presentation. Health services coordinator Tina Ingram says Young is very interactive and great about answering questions.

“She is going to take the attendees through what people go through at the time of diagnosis, the surgery if there is surgery, chemo, radiation, reconstruction,” she said.

Ingram wants students to know that surviving breast cancer today is not as hard as it has been in the past.

“With early detection, the survivorship is really high. That is really one of the most important things that people need to know,” she said. “There is a good strong chance of surviving this now, much more so than it was a few years back.”

Campus registered nurse Felicia Payne hopes this event will inform students on what breast cancer is and how to be on the lookout for it.

“It is important that the event is held so we can educate the public, especially our students so that they will be aware of what breast cancer is, how it impacts both men and women,” she said.

Payne says the biggest thing she wants attendees to learn is that breast cancer can occur at a young age and is not just a disease for older men and women.

“Being knowledgeable about it, understanding how to examine their own breasts even in their early 20s is very important,” she said. “The takeaway would be to understand that early detection is important and understanding that it is not a disease process for women over 40.”

The event will be noon-1 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room. To reserve a free lunch box, contact health services at 817-515-4531. Literature and drinks will be provided.

 

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