After surgery and/or reconstruction, some women go straight to chemotherapy; they will sometimes have breast radiation therapy after their chemo. Others will have radiation after surgery. Women can also choose to participate in an adjuvant (post-surgery) clinical trial before radiation therapy.
Surgery options include breast conserving surgery (called BCS or lumpectomy) or removal of the breast (mastectomy). In addition, lymph nodes may be removed from under the arm to check for the presence of cancer cells. Currently, a sentinel node biopsy can identify lymph node involvement with much less of a chance of the debilitating effect of arm swelling or lymphedema which may result after having lymph nodes removed.
Please call Arlene Matlick, Manager of Pink and Teal Seminars, at (212) 221-1593 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a seminar or to request more information.
Like all of SHARE's services, a Pink and Teal Seminar is free.
All attendees will receive a Pink and Teal booklet designed to accompany the presentation. It is an excellent resource tool and is edited by several doctors and updated and published by SHARE annually.
Is there anything my company needs to provide, such as lunch, a conference room, or audiovisual equipment?
We only need a conference room or space large enough to accommodate the attendees. Although some companies do provide lunch or other refreshments, there is no requirement to do so. We do not need any special equipment although you may consider videoconferencing a live seminar to employees at other sites
Although lunchtime is the most popular time requested, we can offer a seminar at whatever time works best for your office. Seminars are offered year round, Monday through Friday.
A Pink and Teal Seminar runs a full hour including Q and A.
Any of your employees, colleagues or clients (men and women) are welcome to attend.
Through the unique perspective of healthy survivors, employees learn how to become advocates for their own good health and the well-being of their families. Information includes symptoms, risks, risk reduction, diagnosis, screening, good doctor patient communication and much more.