In conjunction with Breast Cancer Month, Inova Loudoun Hospital plans two upcoming informational sessions.
On Wednesday, a free ask the expert lecture titled “Breast Health: Genetics, Screening and Self-Care for Prevention will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lansdowne hospital.
Attendees will hear a panel discussion among experts based on early detection and prevention, including screening options and guidelines, the benefits of 3D mammography, how genetics can impact risk and the healthy habits that can optimize their health and reduce risk. Speakers include oncologists, radiologists, genetic counselor a nutritionist and yoga teacher.
The lecture will be in Conference Rooms A&B. Free parking and valet services are available. Participation is free, but seating is limited. To register go to inova.org/AskTheExpert or call 855-694-6682.
A second event called Pathways to Survivorship: A Breast Cancer Survivors’ Retreat will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the same location.
A partnership between Inova Loudoun Hospital Life with Cancer program and Loudoun Breast Health Network will address topics including managing anxiety and providing self care, nutrition and survivorship, and oncology navigation and counseling. The retreat will provide information about the breast cancer and highlight available community resources. The event is free, but registration is required at lifewithcancer.org or by calling 703-698-2526.