Today, one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a frightening statistic, but fortunately, modern treatments provide women with excellent chances of survival. The keys to enhancing your chances of survival include learning about your risk factors and getting regular screening to detect breast cancer during the earliest stages, when it is most treatable.

Today, one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a frightening statistic, but fortunately, modern treatments provide women with excellent chances of survival. The keys to enhancing your chances of survival include learning about your risk factors and getting regular screening to detect breast cancer during the earliest stages, when it is most treatable.

That is why Lori Medeiros, MD, Medical Director of the Rochester General Breast Center of Rochester General Health System, will be the keynote speaker at a lecture titled, “Are you at risk for Breast Cancer? How to improve your odds.” The public is invited to this free program at on Monday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the DeMay Living Center Classroom of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. A light heart-healthy meal will be provided.

“Some women are predisposed to breast cancer through their genetic makeup,” said Medeiros. “Regular screening is critically important for early detection. With any breast cancer, it is important for women to understand the treatment options available for their specific type of cancer. They will then be able to make the best decisions about treatment in conjunction with their physician.”

Information will also be available at the lecture on digital mammography screening services, provided through Newark-Wayne Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department. Information on free cancer screenings will also be available through the New York State Cancer Services program.

Dr. Medeiros eearned her medical degree and completed her residency training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is board certified in both the United States and Canada and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her practice is solely devoted to diseases of the breast and breast surgery.

Reservations to the free lecture are recommended. To sign up or for more information, call toll-free (877) 922-LINK (5465).

The Rochester General Breast Center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™ by the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc., and is the first Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in New York State.

The Rochester General Mammography Department, as a part of the Rochester General Breast Center, is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and provides the latest in breast imaging technology and procedures.

This program is part of a collaborative effort by Rochester General Health System, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Wayne County Public Health, and the Wayne County Rural Health Network, a collaboration of many Wayne County agencies and non-governmental organizations who work together to develop innovative solutions to Wayne County's emerging health and human service needs.