Friday, September 25, 2009

Surviving Breast Cancer Lecture at SAA

Somerset Art Association
"Surviving Breast Cancer:
Decades of Hope"
Panel discussion comprised of medical professionals and women diagnosed during different stages of their life
Medical Experts
Dr. Angela Lanfranchi
Dr. Kathleen Toomey
Pam Adams
Meera Bagle
Sheryl Hardy
Marion Behr
 Guitarist Bob Filoramo will perform an original piece written for a close friend and survivor
Thursday, October 8
6:00-8:00 pm
Somerset Art Association
Suggested donation $10

Funds raised will benefit the
Somerset Art Association with a pecentage donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
Seating is limited.  To Register Call SAA.
(908) 234-2345 
  "There were the obvious changes...I lost my hair and had both breasts removed, but the reconstruction of one breast went awry and I had to have it deflated. So, outside of being lopsided, I had the shriveled remains of a fake boob...wasn't pretty.  They eventually removed the tissue expander from my right side and left me with only one breast (and a fake one at that) for nearly 9 months.  And to top it all off I gained about 10 pounds during it all...but if you asked anyone who knew me - I was at my sexiest during those months with no hair, one boob and 10 extra pounds...and it was because I believed it was true.  And that was the change I never expected to gain from a cancer diagnosis...I made the decision to not let cancer slow me down.  This was my life and I wasn't going to let this get in the way."
Survivor Pam Adams, diagnosed at age 27

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