An update in breast cancer screening and treatment will be the next topic in the “Get Well, Stay Well” Health Literacy Series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network. This program will take place on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Library.
Featured speakers include George Zahrah, MD, the medical director for cancer genetics at Norwalk Hospital and a medical oncologist with the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center, and Linda T. Vahdat, MD, MBA, the clinical director of cancer services at Norwalk Hospital and a breast medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Zahrah will focus on prevention, as well as screening for breast cancer. He will discuss the latest guidelines for screening for early detection of breast cancer.
Vahdat will discuss targeted therapies for advanced breast cancer. These new therapies for metastatic breast cancer, or cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs of the body, are helping patients to live longer with fewer side effects. She will also discuss risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment for triple negative breast cancers.
Following the presentations by Zahrah and Vahdat, there will be a question and answer session moderated by Dr. Saras Nair, former chairman of the Department of Pathology at Norwalk Hospital, and a trustee of the Wilton Library Association.
“Every day we hear of someone who is affected by breast cancer so this topic is an important one. We are pleased to provide these health education programs to the community with Western Connecticut Health Network,” said Elaine Tai-Lauria, executive director of Wilton Library. “People can be assured of getting straightforward information directly from professional sources.”
To register for this program, please visit the Wilton Library website or call 203.762.6334.
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.. The Wilton Bulletin is the media sponsor for the “Get Well, Stay Well” series.