Addressing 'Ill-Fitting' Breast Cancer Treatment



    ~ First National Conference Specifically for Women UNDER 45 ~

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Young, pre-menopausal breast cancer patients,
survivors, medical experts, and high-profile guest speakers will be coming
together for the first time in a few days to hear and share the most current
medical and psychological information for younger women with breast cancer;
tackle issues specific to pre-menopausal women with breast cancer; and build a
support network for this often neglected age group with respect to breast
cancer treatment. The Conference is in response to a recent survey that shows
treatment and support is 'ill-fitting' for younger women with breast cancer as
the majority of breast cancer resources and clinical experiences are geared
for women over the age of 50.

    
    What:     The National Conference for Young Women Living with Breast
              Cancer: 36 educational and informative workshops & plenary
              sessions covering topics such as sexuality and intimacy,
              fertility, treatment and recovery, survivorship, personal
              appearance & breast reconstruction, mental health, and
              spirituality

    Who:      Rethink Breast Cancer and the Canadian Breast Cancer Network
              (CBCN) Co-Sponsoring. Guest speakers include: Dr. Marla
              Shapiro, Beverly Thomson, Libby Znaimer.

    Where:    Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St. W.,
              Queen & Bay, Toronto, 416-361-1000

    When:     November 2-4, 2007

    Photo-Op: The fashion journey...........Bringing Sexy Back, a unique
              fashion show addressing women wearing modern clothing with
              possible mastectomy and related issues; Friday, November 2nd,
              The Dominion Ballroom, 8:30 p.m.
    
    Note to Editors: To find out more about the programme, or schedule of
    events, please visit: www.youngwomensconference.ca.





For further information:

For further information: or to Arrange A Pre-Interview, Please Contact:
Alison Gordon, Director of Marketing and Communications, Rethink Breast
Cancer, (416) 920-0980 ext. 226, alisong@rethinkbreastcancer.com; Amanda
Shuchat, Consultant Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4629,
amanda.shuchat@hillandknowlton.ca

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