What can women do to lower their risk for breast cancer? Lake Regional Oncologist Maggi Coplin, M.D., will answer this question and others women ask at “Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment,” a free health talk at Lake Regional Hospital at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Topics will include risk factors for breast cancer, how to lower risk through diet and exercise, how to find breast cancer early, and treatment news.
“It will be very interactive,” Dr. Coplin said. “Participants will be able to ask me questions, and I look forward to providing them with information to help them take charge of their health.”
Participants also will be able to complete a breast cancer risk assessment. The tool uses a short series of questions to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer during the next five years.
Lake Regional offers a variety of health education throughout the year, including health talks on weight loss, mental health, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area, and the hospital hosts a variety of support groups. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.