Beaumont Health System is hosting a health fair to educate women on breast health, nutrition and wellness. The event will be held March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Community Center located at 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills.
Digital mammography at Beaumont
Speaking at this free event is Eric A. Brown, M.D., director of Oncology Services and the Center for Breast Health, Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Dr. Brown will discuss the importance of screening and early detection, life after diagnosis and dispelling myths about breast health.
“The importance of early detection (of breast cancer) cannot be stressed enough,” says Dr. Brown, “The survival of breast cancer diagnosed after screening studies is significantly better than those found because of a mass/lump. Beyond mammography there are other screenings which may be appropriate in some women.”
Along with Dr. Brown, Jeff Williams, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, Beaumont Health System, will be presenting the risks, cost and eligibility of reconstructive surgery.
This event will also feature members of Beaumont Health System’s Cancer Genetics Program. They will discuss hereditary or family risks associated with some cancers. Integrative Medicine will also offer tools to de-stress.
The evening includes give-a-ways, door prizes, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
Registration is recommended by calling 800-633-7377 or on the website at classes.beaumont.edu.
This program is in partnership with Beaumont Cancer Clinical Trials, the Auburn Hills Community Center and the American Cancer Society.
About Beaumont’s Cancer Program
Beaumont’s comprehensive cancer program combines the expertise of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists to offer cancer prevention counseling, diagnosis and treatment in hospital and community-based settings. The Beaumont Cancer Institute is one of only 49 Community Clinical Oncology Programs in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute to provide patients with access to leading-edge cancer clinical research trials. Beaumont is designated as a Blue Cross Center of Distinction for the Treatment of Rare and Complex Cancers. Beaumont, Royal Oak and Troy are recognized by U.S. News & World Report as “high performing” hospitals for cancer care. Find out more at http://cancer.beaumont.edu/