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Brunch program on breast cancer


January 20, 2009

A brunch and education program for parish nurses and health ministers will take place at UPMC Mercy on Saturday, February 7 from 9 am to 1 p.m. with brunch served at 11 a.m.

Lawrence Wickerham, MD and Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, APN-BC will present “Breaking Down Barriers to Early Detection of Breast Cancer.” Early diagnosis means the odds of cure are 98 percent, but too many women fail to have annual screenings.

Parish nurses and health ministers can learn about the latest diagnosis and treatment options and ways to encourage the women in their church, neighborhood, and family to schedule a yearly mammogram.

The brunch and program will take place at UPMC Mercy Hospital's Sr. M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium. Those who would like to attend should register by Jan. 30 by calling 412-232-5815. Fee is $10 and nurses earn 2.5 CEs.

The program is sponsored by Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, American Cancer Society, and Oncology Nursing Society.


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