Tribune staff reports
Every three minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most mentally and emotionally challenging events in a person’s life, said Stephanie Furlow with Schneck Medical Center.
Much of the anxiety cancer patients experience results from not knowing what is happening to them or what is going to happen to them. By making information available, some of the anxiety and devastation patients experience can be diminished, she said.
That’s why Schneck Foundation’s Community Relations Committee is offering Breast Cancer: Diagnosis through Treatment. A panel of experts will discuss all phases of breast cancer.
The panel will include Dr. Dolores Olivarez, medical director of the Schneck Cancer Center; Dr. Amanda Dick, breast surgeon; Dr. LeAnn Stidham, radiologist; and Melanie McGlothlin, Schneck women’s health nurse practitioner.
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