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College Plans Cancer Awareness Forum

A Community Forum on Breast Cancer Awareness will be held on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dogwood Forum of Columbia College. There is no charge to attend, but admission is limited to the facility´s seating capacity.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia College Health Services and the college’s Wellness Committee, the forum’s five guest speakers will present information for 15 to 20 minutes each before participating in a group panel, which will answer questions from the audience.

Speakers include Claire Mills, N.P., a Sonora nurse practitioner, whose topic will be “Successful Community Support – What It is and Why It Works”; breast cancer patient and activist Mari Granger, who will give a firsthand account of her experiences; and Gary Young, M.D., a radiology oncologist at the Cancer Center at Sonora Community Hospital, who will discuss “Radiation: Current Technology and Prevention & Treatment of Breast Cancer.”

In addition, David Sheba, M.D., an oncologist with Sutter Gould Medical Group in Modesto, will present information on the advances and successes in treatment. He will be followed by Rose Proper, a nuclear medicine technologist/SCH, whose topic will be “Demystifying Hospital Diagnostics.”

The community forum is presented as part of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be an opportunities for inquiries and comments from the audience. An informational table will be available for distributing pertinent literature, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 588-5204.