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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 02, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher

Assistant Director

Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S BREAST HEALTH CENTER OFFERING FREE PROGRAM JUNE 23RD

Managing Post-Treatment Side Effects for Breast Cancer Patients




Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center is offering a free program, “Managing Post-Treatment Side Effects for Breast Cancer Patients” on Thursday, June 23, 2011, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The event will be held at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, located at 101 Mineola Boulevard at the corner of Second Street in Mineola, and will highlight preventing and managing treatment-related pain, lymphedema and stress.

Speakers include Donna Cox, MSN, ONC, CCRC, RN-BC, from the Pain Management Center at Winthrop, and Bonnie B. Lasinski, MA, PT, CLT-LANA from Lymphedema Therapy, an organization specializing in treating the condition. Linda Hacker, RYT, from the Svadharma Yoga Project, will give attendees the opportunity to decompress during a 30-minute yoga session. The program will also include a question and answer period.

“This program was developed in response to our patients’ expressed need for assistance with these problems,” said Alisha Ellis, LMSW, MA, Breast Cancer Social Worker. “Whether women are newly diagnosed or have completed treatment, they have voiced a common need to have these issues addressed. We are pleased to offer this program in response to their concerns.”

Attendees are asked to arrive at 5:45 PM for registration and to park in the rear of the building. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Alisha Ellis at (516) 663-2556.

Winthrop’s Breast Health Center provides unparalleled, comprehensive breast care guided by a deep sense of compassion and respect for the dignity of every patient. For information about services at the Center, please call (516) 663-3887.

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