2012 Breast Health Education Series Kicks Off on June 5

In partnership with local breast centers and other nonprofit organizations, we created a comprehensive Breast Health Education Series beginning in June through November to educate the community on various topics related to breast health and cancer awareness.  

All sessions are free and open to the public and cover topics such as prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment and survivorship.

The first session on June 5 will cover “Nutrition & Breast Health: The Power of Your Plate” presented by Karen Godinez, RD, CSO, Registered Oncology Dietitian at SJMC. During the course, Godinez will explain how to increase your awareness of the connection between nutrition and breast health. Find out if what you eat is as important as how much.

Also in June, we’ll present a course on “Cancer and Your Rights” by Laura Riley, Esq. where you can learn about health insurance and your employment rights with a cancer diagnosis.

For more information and to review the entire Breast Health Education Series schedule, please visit the Komen OC website.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Breast Health Education Series- Sept. 15 What You Should Know Before Your Mammogram

Women often make the mistake of assuming it doesn’t matter where you get a mammogram, as long as you get one. Yet, a mammogram is only as helpful as the accuracy with which it is performed and read. What should you look for? Join Brad Silveira, M.D., a board certified diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging, to learn what you need to know in order to receive the best possible care. Dr. Silveira will also cover additional diagnostic options – such as breast MRT and new biopsy techniques – and common scenarios for follow-up diagnosis and treatment. The standard of care for women diagnosed for women with a breast condition has improved significantly, creating excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

Our next session of the Breast Health Education Series will be held on Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness, 2767 East Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821 (Located on the corner of Imperial Hwy and Kramer). Parking is available on the backside of the building. You may enter the parking lot through the North Entrance. There is no cost for parking. Please R.S.V.P. by phone (714) 446-5301 to Elea Bautista.

Breast Health Education Series – Aug. 23 Emotions and Breast Cancer: Expressing, Coping, Surviving

One of the most common feelings reported by breast cancer survivors is the fear that their cancer will return. It can interfere with every aspect of life from eating, sleeping, working, and playing. It can be triggered by reminders such as follow-up visits, birthdays, someone else’s diagnosis, an ache in your body or a bump on your skin. Join Dr. Pamela Honsberger as she discusses ways to lessen emotional turmoil and the importance of developing a foundation for coping with breast cancer.

Our next session of the Breast Health Education Series will be held on Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente, Irvine Medical Center, 5th Floor, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618. Please R.S.V.P. by phone (714) 796-2660 or by e-mail Melissa.R.McGinnis@kp.org .