Free Webinar: Bone Health and Breast, Ovarian and Gynecological Cancer

Support Connection, Inc. announces a free national educational webinar: Common Questions About Bone Health and Cancer will be offered on Tues., April 20, from 1 – 2 pm NY time. Open to people nationwide who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. To learn more or to pre-register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290 by 5 pm (NY time) on Mon., April 19.

After being diagnosed with and treated for breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, it is common to have questions or concerns about possible long-term side effects. The impact of cancer treatment on bone health is one of the issues often discussed.

This webinar will address some of the common questions pertaining to bone health for those diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, such as: What are bones made of? … What are the effects of cancer treatments on bone health? … How common is osteoporosis among survivors of breast, ovarian and gynecological cancer? … What are some of the risk factors for osteoporosis? … How is osteoporosis diagnosed? … Are there steps I can take (such as exercise, nutrition, supplements) to enhance my bone health?

SPEAKER: Payal Sahni, MPT, DPT. Senior Physical Therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital; Program Coordinator for the NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Dr. Sahni holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, and is an Ambassador for Bone Health Education for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

With 20 years of experience as a PT, Dr. Sahni has spent the past 12 years at Helen Hayes Hospital, which serves as the Statewide Osteoporosis Resource Center for the NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. At Helen Hayes, Dr. Sahni developed a program called “Strong Bones, Stronger Me.” She has also engaged in research pertaining to PT for osteoporosis, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and educational programs on bone health.

SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit http://www.supportconnection.org/"  or call 914- 962-6402.

Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.


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