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It’s a Woman Thing: Osteoporosis and Menopause

September 29, 2010

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

Community members can learn about osteoporosis and menopause from the comfort of their homes or offices at 1 p.m. ET on October 20. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

It’s a Woman Thing: Osteoporosis and Menopause is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The October seminar will cover:

  • The physiology of menopause and how it can affect breast cancer survivors
  • Menopausal treatment options
  • The impact of osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment options

It’s a Woman Thing: Osteoporosis and Menopause will be presented by Christie Ganas, MD, an OB/GYN at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa. Dr. Ganas graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, she entered private practice in Berks County, Pa. She has been practicing with Women’s Services at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading since 2007, focusing on gynecology.

“The Strong and Smart series is a resource for cancer survivors, patients and their families,” said Serena Schmitz, Saint Clare’s Health System’s oncology services director. “The topics are specific to issues they are facing, and they can ask questions of an expert. They may also connect with others facing the same challenges - all without leaving home.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community. 

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