Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Virtual Ability Hosts Talk on Mammography

The following information came to me by way of Gentle Heron:

Marymac Dougall will present information about mammography on Tuesday, October 27, from noon - 1 pm SLT. She will be presenting simultaneously in voice and text. This presentation will be held in The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island. Marymac will discuss what mammograms are, their purpose, who would want them, when they should be given, and how they are done. She will bring a "library" that will be available to attendees to get further information about breast cancer. An optional demonstration of breast self-examination (BSE) will be given.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marymac is a six year breast cancer survivor with a very personal story to share with us. She heads the Breast Cancer Awareness peer support group here in SL. This presentation is open to both men and women. One in 100,000 men will get breast cancer. Anyone with breast cancer, who is at risk, or who is concerned about the possibility of breast cancer, is welcome, as well as those who are family, friends, or caregivers of those with breast cancer.

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