West Hills Hospital
September 11, 2015

LA County hospital kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with informational seminar series

WEST HILLS, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2015) — The Women's Diagnostic Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is to host an educational seminar series, “The Power of Pink: Surviving Breast Cancer & Beyond,” on Oct. 1, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Westfield Topanga Community Center in Canoga Park. The series will cover a number of breast-health-related topics, including methods for preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer — the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States — along with strategies for supporting loved ones who are living with the disease.

A featured expert panel, accomplished in the areas of hematology/oncology, surgery, radiology and radiation oncology, will lead the series along with Wellness Oncology & Hematology’s Omid Shaye, M.D., who will serve as the evening’s moderator. In addition to a general overview of the disease, which is diagnosed in more than 220,000 women in the U.S. every year, the panel will also discuss specific issues including new drug therapies, treatment options, breast-health awareness, survivor support and more.

Additional guest speakers who have been personally afflicted with breast cancer will also be present to share their encouraging stories of survivorship. These speakers include LA native Andrea Andress, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and treated by Shaye and the Wellness Oncology & Hematology team.

“Information and self-advocacy are critical tools for fighting breast cancer and are the cornerstones for this event,” said Shaye. “From assembling a knowledgeable panel of experts to encouraging powerful storytellers who have dealt with this disease firsthand to engaging advocacy groups that are able to highlight the resources available to survivors in our community, we are furthering breast cancer awareness in a way that is important and beneficial.”

To learn more about this catered seminar or to RSVP, contact Consult-A-Nurse at 818-676-4321 or email WHHO.Seminars@HCAHealthcare.com. In addition to this seminar, West Hills Hospital is also offering reduced-price mammograms for qualifying women throughout the month of October. Please call 818-676-4000 for additional information on mammograms.

About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit www.WestHillsHospital.com.

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