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Breast Cancer Network of WNY to host nutritional seminar


Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:35 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) will present a seminar for breast cancer patients and survivors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. The seminar, titled "Nutrition for Breast Cancer Survivors," will be presented by noted nutritionist Sarah Thompson DiPaolo of WNY Nutrition. Registration is available online at www.bcnwny.org or by calling 716-706-0060.
The free seminar is the final installment of BCN's yearlong series designed for breast cancer survivors. Funded by a grant received from the New York State Department of Health, the programs have focused on wellness activities and integrative therapies that can be used to complement traditional health care practices.
BCN Executive Director Rob Jones said, "For breast cancer patients, so much of their time is spent with doctors and getting treatments. They aren't always aware of complementary care and the different ways available for them to take more control of their lives."
By presenting information on topics such as nutrition, meditation, yoga, integrative medicine, chiropractic care and genetics, Jones said he feels the seminars meet that need.
"The overall response has been very positive and we are in the process of putting together similar programs for the upcoming year," Jones said.
He also cited collaborations with local providers and speakers as a direct benefit of the programs. "We were able to partner with Catholic Health System, Windsong Radiology, Cancer Care of WNY and Roswell Park to help us host and co-promote the programs. And the experts who spoke at the programs were all outstanding and very passionate about sharing their expertise with others."
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY, founded in 1988, is dedicated to the education, support and advocacy for breast cancer patients and survivors. It is a local, volunteer-driven organization offering a full schedule of support groups, restorative health classes, education programs and outreach for survivors and newly diagnosed patients. Connect with BCN at www.bcnwny.org or by calling 716-706-0060.

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