Doctors to discuss new breast cancer treatments during Shelton talk

A discussion with two doctors on “New Techniques in Breast Conservation and Treatment of Breast Cancer” will take place Monday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the R.D. Scinto Auditorium, 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Andrew S. Kenler and Dr. Shareef Jandali. A question-and-answer segment will follow, with light refreshments.

Kenler is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast. Jandali is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the newest breast reconstruction techniques including onco-plastic surgery, one-stage breast reconstruction with implants, and nipple-sparing mastectomy reconstruction.

Combining oncology and cosmetic issues

The marriage of oncologic issues and cosmetic issues has come to the forefront in the treatment of breast cancer. This allows women to not only be cured of their illness, but to be left “whole” after surgery.

Both doctors are members of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

One in eight U.S. women get breast cancer

In the United States, one in eight women will get breast cancer during her lifetime. Men also are at risk and account for about 1% of all breast cancer cases.

Even though breast cancer awareness is high, all too often people don’t take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages or encourage others to do the same.

A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and it is important to be educated on the treatment options that are available. Various treatment and reconstructive options exist.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For information on the Oct. 28 presentation, call Shelton police officer Mary Beth White at 203-924-1544, ext. 416.