Sharing the Knowledge: La Crosse
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Sharing the Knowledge: La Crosse

Sharing the Knowledge "Brown Bag Series" goals are to provide breast cancer survivors, spouses, family, friends, health care professionals and students with the latest advancements in the medical care for breast cancer. We are kicking the program off in La Crosse on August 31 with WI Breast Cancer Coalition.

When: August 31, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Marycreast Auditorum: Mayo Clinic
700 West Ave S.
La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601
United States
Presenter: WI Breast Cancer Coalition: Dawn Anderson
Contact: Klara Hartfiel

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Sharing the Knowledge: La Crosse



Thursday, August 31, 2017 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mayo Clinic Health System
700 West Avenue South  Marycrest Auditorium • 2nd floor of hospital building

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Cost: Complimentary, must be pre-registered

11:30 am   Check In

Lunch hosted by the Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival, sponsored by the MCHS Center for Breast Care

12:00 pm   Welcome

  • Breast Cancer Recovery
  • Mayo Clinic Health System

12:20 pm   Breast Cancer & the Environment:  Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer for women in Wisconsin, and the second highest cancer killer. We introduce the concept of "Windows of Susceptibility," periods of vulnerability to environmental factors that may affect breast cancer risk later in life. Drawing from the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program, we provide resources and recommendations that the audience can take home and put into practice to help reduce their risk.We take the science and translate it into practical actions and tips that focus on diet/nutrition, exercise, weight, and chemical avoidance.

About Dawn Anderson retired in 2015 after 10 years as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition. A WBCC volunteer since 1994, she was a community partner on research conducted at UW-Madison as part of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. She currently serves on the UW Carbone Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Advocacy Network and on the WBCC policy and education committees.  She dedicates her efforts to the memory of her mom and grandmother, both of whom died from breast cancer.

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