The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare - Sedona Campus and Verde Valley Medical Center are offering a physician lecture, "Beating, treating and living with breast cancer," with Medical Oncologist Deborah Lindquist, M.D., F.A.C.P. The free, informative event is 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Conference Room B of VVMC, 269 S. Candy Lane. Use the EntireCare entrance and please RSVP by calling 639-6551.
In addition to the physician lecture, participants will be treated to a special display of the 2011 Arty Bra Project. Arty Bras are uniquely embellished bras with clever titles and extravagant and fun designs by local women. The project encourages and promotes breast health and early detection and celebrates breast cancer survivors.
Lindquist specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She will discuss advancements in breast cancer treatment options, tools for cancer prevention, the importance of early detection and support options for breast cancer patients and their families.
Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women during the course of their lifetime, making it the most common type of cancer in women and ranks second in regards to the number of deaths each year. Yavapai County has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer within Arizona's 15 counties. Early detection is the most effective and efficient tool to identify treatment options and increase long-term survival rates.
The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, with campuses in Flagstaff and Sedona, is a non-profit cancer system, devoted to impacting cancer in our communities through advanced treatment options, early detection and prevention.
For more information about services and programs offered at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, visit CCNAH.com or call (928) 204-4160 or toll free (800) 854-7744.