The Breast Health Center at Kent, a collaboration with Women & Infants Hospital, will celebrate breast cancer survivorship by hosting its fourth annual Breast Health Fair on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Kent Hospital Doctors' Auditorium. The event is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers, staff and the community. Lunch will be provided.
There will be a case study presentation at noon, "Planted with love – How gardens and a healthy lifestyle can help us heal." Panel members include Candace Dyer, MD, physician director of The Breast Health Center at Kent; Angela DeRobertis, MD, radiation oncologist; Ellen Healy, LMHC, clinical Social Worker and Lauren Talbert RD, CSO, LDN, dietitian, Women & Infants. The panel will be moderated by Ashley Stuckey, MD, breast surgeon, Kent and Women & Infants hospitals.
Special guest Tom Benjamin, architectural landscaper, designer of Kent Hospital's award- winning healing gardens, will discus the benefits of therapeutic and wellness gardens.
There will be breast cancer updates on survivorship nutrition, prevention and treatment of radiation side effects, cancer prevention and coping with survivorship. For more information, please contact Kim McDonough, program director of The Breast Health Center at Kent, at 401-736-3737.
The Breast Health Center at Kent ensures the availability of comprehensive breast care to women in our community. Joining the dedicated medical professionals at Kent with some of the nation's leading breast health experts from Women & Infants, The Breast Health Center at Kent provides a comprehensive array of services including: mammography, ultrasound, needle biopsies of the breast and breast MRI; clinical evaluation and treatment; fertility counseling, genetic counseling; social services; nutrition consultation and support groups. In 2012, The Breast Health Center at Kent achieved a three year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).