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Session: Breast Health, Breast Cancer, and Survivorship
3070.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Breast Health, Breast Cancer, and Survivorship
More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and breast cancer continues to rank among the leading causes of death among women. This session will focus on issues of breast health, breast cancer and breast cancer survivorship. Topics range from prevention and early detection to treatment and survivorship. Specifically, presenters will discuss issues pertaining to breast cancer awareness and education, health literacy, quality of life after diagnosis and health disparities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify factors affecting the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. 2. Describe barriers to access to information and breast health care. 3. Describe approaches to reduce breast cancer mortality and improve survivors' quality of life.
Moderator(s):Winifred W. Thompson, PhD, MSW
8:30 AMUniversity-community collaborative to improve the quality of life of women with breast cancer  [ Recorded presentation ]
Paige Smith, PhD, Donna Duffy, MS, Treva Curtis, MS
8:48 AMIdentifying and framing the quality of life needs of long-term breast cancer survivors in rural areas  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ellen Lopez, PhD, MPH, Mary Ann Burg Burg, LCSW, PhD, Ife Nelson, Kellee Campbell, Gail Adorno
9:06 AMAssessing breast cancer knowledge and health literacy levels in urban senior Black women
Dt Otey, MPH, DrPH cand
9:24 AMDevelopment of breast health educational materials for women with disabilities and health professionals
Patricia Welch Saleeby, PhD, MSSA
9:42 AMAscertaining disparities in breast cancer diagnostic procedures
Javette C. Orgain, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA