Putnam Hospital Center holds symposium, screenings for breast cancer awareness month

Posted: 9/19/2019

For breast cancer awareness month this October, Putnam Hospital Center is hosting two events focusing on education, prevention and support.

First up is the Breast Symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave.

This informational presentation will feature hospital medical staff and healthcare professionals discussing the latest innovations in breast health and screening. There will be a multidisciplinary tumor board presentation featuring physicians from radiology, breast surgery, plastic surgery, pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology.

The clinical discussion will also be supported by health and wellness information, including integrative health and exercise, nutrition, genetics and family history.

Registration is not required but encouraged. Please contact Patient Oncology Navigator Melissa Teran Contreras at 845-230-4791.

Also in October, Putnam Hospital Center has teamed up with Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley to provide screenings to eligible women, age 50-74, with no health insurance or who are underinsured. The screenings are from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, in the hospital’s outpatient radiology department, 664 Stoneleigh Ave.

The screenings include a breast exam performed by a specialist and a 3D mammogram.

Space is limited so registration is required. The Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley will schedule your appointment at 855-277-4482 and pay for eligible screenings. For directions, parking information and general questions, call Putnam Hospital Center at 845-230 4791 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

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