“Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Breast Cancer but were Afraid to Ask” is the topic of the Wednesday (June 20) presentation at the Arizona Senior Academy.
Please join University of Arizona breast cancer specialist Leigh Neumayer, MD, for the latest updates on the treatment and prevention of the disease and what research breakthroughs are on the horizon at the University of Arizona.
When she’s not in scrubs in the Banner-University Medical Center operating room, Neumayer serves as interim executive dean of the UA College of Medicine and chair of the UA Department of Surgery. She also is the author of the book, Meet Virginia: Biography of a Breast, a photographic chronicle of a young breast cancer patient’s journey through surgery.
As an advocate for patient education, Neumayer often says, “Information is power. You can’t control cancer, but you can have control over the decisions you make about your treatment.”
That is no easy task for the 200,000 American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, because there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. It’s a complicated decision that requires the patient to balance current medical knowledge with the advice of the physician and her own best judgment.
Neumayer’s 3:30 p.m. lecture at ASA is one every woman, and every man who loves a woman, will want to hear.
Written by John Evans, Academy Village Volunteer