SUSSEX COUNTY – Local breast cancer survivors and those who want more information about breast cancer are invited to an informational event, “Decoding the Secrets of Breast Cancer,” at Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, October 17th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will feature presentations and question-and-answer sessions with local breast cancer experts, break-out sessions, health and wellness vendors, lunch and interactive exhibits. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Interested participants are encouraged to call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 to register.
Medical oncologist Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky will be joined by radiation oncologist Dr. Kathy Lo, breast surgeon Dr. Michelle O’Shea, and nurse navigator Kelly Zukswert for a discussion of current options for prevention, detection and early treatment of breast cancer.
Numerous vendors will be on hand to offer tips on health, wellness, fashion and exercise, including Project Self-Sufficiency; Mary Kay; NJ CEED Program; Office of Public Health Nursing; PB&J Stores; The White Oak Center for Natural Health; and others.
“It is imperative that we continue to offer local residents the most up-to-date information about breast cancer detection and prevention, since Sussex County continues to have the highest incidence of incurable breast cancer in the state of New Jersey,” noted Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “We are grateful for the support of Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate, as well as all of the other individuals and organizations who have agreed to join us in the event to instruct participants about maintaining breast health, as well as guidelines for the appropriate steps to take if breast cancer has been detected.”
“Decoding the Secrets of Breast Health” will be hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency with the support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call 973-940-3500.