Toll-Free National Teleconference for Women with Ovarian Cancer
Free educational teleconference for women with ovarian cancer, including those experiencing a recurrence. Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Blank of the NYU School of Medicine.
Yorktown Heights, (I-Newswire) August 27, 2013 - Support Connection, Inc. announces a Toll-Free National Teleconference for Women with Ovarian Cancer. It will take place on Wed., Sept. 25, from 8-9pm (NY time.) In addition to offering educational information, the teleconference format enables women living with ovarian cancer to make connections with and gain support from other survivors, regardless of where they live. It is being held in September in recognition of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The speaker is Dr. Stephanie Blank, M.D., Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Blank is board certified and holds a subspecialty certificate in Gynecologic Oncology with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research interests are focused on the treatment and prevention of gynecologic malignancies, specifically endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, obesity and cancer, and survivorship.
The program will address issues pertaining to women with ovarian cancer, including those experiencing a recurrence. Topics will include: Advances in treatment options in the management of recurrent disease; the role and promise of clinical trials; the latest information on personalized medicine; genetics and heredity pertaining to ovarian cancer. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The discussion will be facilitated by a Support Connection Peer Counselor.
The teleconference is free. Women interested in participating should call Support Connection IN ADVANCE to register and receive instructions. On the night of the teleconference, participants will call a special toll-free number and be connected with the group. To learn more or to register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.
This program is presented by Support Connection as part of their 2013 "Tune In and Take Charge!" campaign to build awareness of ovarian cancer signs and symptoms, to encourage women to self-advocate for their own health, and to give women the tools they need to take action.
OVARIAN CANCER ranks fifth as the cause of cancer death in women in the US, and is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers. It is estimated that in the United States this year, about 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,230 will die from it. If ovarian cancer is found and treated before the cancer has spread outside the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is about 94%. However, only 20% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage. (American Cancer Society)
About Support Connection, Inc.
Support Connection is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential sup More..port services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through their toll-free hotline and website they serve people throughout the country.
Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1- 800-532-4290.) Support Connection, Inc. We've Been There. We Care.Less..
Support Connection, Inc.
40 Triangle Center, Suite 100
Yorktown Heights, NY
Phone : 914-962-6402
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Published On:August 27, 2013
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