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St. John's Hospitals Host 7th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium


St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center are pleased to present the 7th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday, October 1st at the Spanish Hills Country Club.

This year’s, Just for You: Personalized Breast Care symposium is focused on recognizing that a breast cancer diagnosis impacts each person differently.

The half-day symposium begins at 9 a.m. (registration and exhibits open at 8:30 a.m.) and will feature two panel discussions by a group of multidisciplinary physicians and medical experts who will discuss advances and new approaches in breast care to meet the unique needs of each individual.

“Breast care is more than just getting a mammogram,” said Alicia Zaragoza, Oncology Nurse Navigator, St. John’s Hospitals. “It is about taking into account genetics, lifestyle choices and personal characteristics to tailor a care plan.”

The panel discussions will cover topics from BRCA testing, targeted therapies, breast reconstruction and complementary therapies. Each panel will have a question and answer period and is designed to be interactive.  

Panelists include:

Lisa Babashoff, MD, FACS – Breast Surgery
Lisa Brand, MD – Breast Surgery
Katie Burnham, PA – Genetics
Kevin Chang, MD – Oncology
Lynn Jeffers, MD – Plastic Surgery
Henry Montes, MD – Radiation Oncology
Behzad Noorbehesht, MD – Radiology
Susan Speer, MS, RD, CSO, FADA – Oncology nutrition
Alicia Zaragoza, NP – Oncology Nurse Navigator

Attendees are encouraged to come early to visit all exhibits, including complimentary chair massages, skincare consultants, bone density testing, boutique fashion and much more.

Event is free of charge, registration is requested. To reserve your space, call 805.988.2641. Lunch will be provided.

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