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Take Part in a Webinar: Is the Annual Mammogram Enough? Innovations in Breast Care

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A panel of experts from Susan G. Komen, and GE Healthcare will gather in an open virtual webinar to discuss issues relating to breast care

Throughout October, GE Healthcare’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative promotes awareness that earlier diagnosis and detection of breast cancer increases survival rates.

Many women are encouraged to get annual mammogram screenings at age 40, but with the various screening options available, and with newer innovations coming, is the annual mammogram screening enough?

According Susan G. Komen, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer.

It accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in women. In January 2012, more than 2.9 million women living in the U.S. had a history of breast cancer.

Some of them were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment.

Mammography is often considered the most effective breast cancer screening tool used today, and as mammography screening rates have increased, more cases of breast cancer have been found at earlier stages, when chances of survival are highest.

But breast cancer screening recommendations are different for every woman.

On October 29, noon EST (11 am CST), a panel of academic and clinical experts from Susan G. Komen, and GE Healthcare will gather in an open virtual webinar to discuss issues relating to breast care and breast cancer screenings. The webinar will be webcast, and you are invited to listen in, ask questions and participate in the afternoon’s proceedings.

Speakers:

Diane Wofsey, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Susan G. Komen, Northeast Ohio
Vickie Hogan, two-time breast cancer survivor, Susan G. Komen, Northeast Ohio

Moderator/Speaker: Dr. Jeff Hersh, PhD, MD, RAC, Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare Systems, GE Healthcare.

Duration: 1 hour (45-minute online discussion with 15-minutes Q&A)

This webinar event is intended to raise awareness, based on expert thinking, among interested stakeholders of breast cancer awareness and early detection. This event is also meant to identify issues that could lead to potential discussion topics and strategy insights for GE Healthcare Public Affairs and to the GE Works Cancer Campaign.

Register here

Once registered, you will receive confirmation e-mail with login details including an Outlook calendar invite.

 

 

*Sources:
Key Statistics About Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics, Susan G. Komen. http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/AboutBreastCancer.html