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Breast Cancer Education Series 2023

In Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in October, there is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and the importance of breast cancer screening. During her lifetime, 1 in 8 women (and about 1% of men) will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Baystate Health not only offers specialized breast cancer care and support – we also provide breast health education and conduct important research to advance the fight against this disease. 

The Mammogram Callback

Tuesday, October 10, 6-7 p.m.
After getting a mammogram, it’s common to receive a callback which can be stressful and worrisome. Join Dr. Folashade Ajegba, Radiology at Baystate Health, for a discussion about mammography, what a radiologist is looking for, why you might get a callback, what happens next, and why the additional information you receive from a callback is a good thing.


Lumpectomy vs Mastectomy

Monday, October 16, 6-7 p.m.
Treatment options for breast cancer
can include surgery as part of the
full treatment plan. Join Dr. Jesse Casaubon, Baystate Surgical Oncology & Breast Specialists, for a discussion about the options for a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, the potential differences, factors determining the surgery, surgical techniques, cosmetic results, and recovery.


Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer

Monday, October 30, 6-7 p.m.
The treatment of breast cancer has evolved from a “one size fits all” approach to “precision medicine.” This means we now can tailor medical treatment based on the genetic personality of an individual’s cancer. Join Dr. Prarthna Bhardwaj, Hematology/Oncology, Baystate Regional Cancer Program, for a discussion about how molecular testing impacts targeted treatments and the advances that have been made.



Sue Fontaine