Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes place in Miami
Sep 13, 2011
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami recently announced they will be holding a workshop for women who are suffering from breast cancer.
The workshop, which is called Frankly Speaking About Cancer, will educate people on the various implications of the disease and discuss breast cancer reconstruction options, which many breast cancer survivors do not know much about. Just in the Miami area, there are nearly 1,500 women who are diagnosed with the disease each year.
"We are pleased to make this workshop available to our community to help ensure that women affected by breast cancer have access to the most up-to-date information about their reconstruction options following a cancer diagnosis, and the emotional and social support they need to manage the experience," said Dr. Peggy Rios, program director of Cancer Support Community Greater Miami.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, once women turn 40 years old, it is recommended that they schedule annual mammograms. However, if they have an extensive family history of breast cancer, it is advisable that they start making these appointments earlier so the disease is caught at its earlier stages.