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04/05/13 Step by Step - Breast Cancer Survivorship

April 2, 2013—Breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and approximately 800 Manitoba women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis this year.

On Saturday, April 27, breast cancer education and support groups are coming together in Selkirk to provide breast cancer survivors with expert information and advice on how to live a healthy and active life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Audra Nesbitt-Hume is on the planning committee for Step by Step—Navigating Our Journey through Breast Cancer Survivorship. She said the number of organizations taking part reflects just how deep the care and support for cancer survivors runs within the community of Selkirk and in Manitoba.

“We want to reassure people who are diagnosed with breast cancer that they are not alone and that we have a number of services and programs in place designed specifically for breast cancer survivors,” said Nesbitt-Hume. “The number of organizations participating and the extent of information available make this an empowering event that people won't want to miss.”

Featured presentations include: moving forward after breast cancer; active living; eat well and live well after breast cancer; breast cancer related lymphedema; breast reconstruction surgery options and managing menopause.

The event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, 221 Mercy Street in Selkirk. Admission is free and lunch is provided. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Call Diane at 204-482-7718 or fax 204-739-5544.

Navigating Our Journey through Breast Cancer Survivorship is funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It's being presented by the Interlake Breast and Women's Cancer Network and the Selkirk & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Supporting organizations include the Interlake‐Eastern Regional Health Authority, CancerCare Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Breast Health Centre.
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For more information:
Lauralou Cicierski, Regional Manager of Public Relations and Communications, lcicierski@ierha.ca, 204.467.4747
 
 
 
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