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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 13 - April 19, 2001 - 41 Cancer Watch Breast cancer issues; topic of April 26 presentation From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 26, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) Inc. is hosting a panel discussion on Breast Cancer Trends: Prevention and Early Diagnosis, cosponsored by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine of Christiana Care Health System, at Wilmington Country Club. The annual symposium, featur- ing a panel of nationally recog- nized experts, will address the following topics: improving access to early diagnosis; new techniques in. mammography; nipple aspirate fluid in evaluation of the breast; the role of diet and SHARP Center offers flee HIV testing In addition to Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and anonymous testing from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, SHARP Center offers free and anonymous testing by appointment six days a week. SHARP Center. located at 107B South St., Rehoboth Beach, uses OraSure, an oral test that does not require any blood to be drawn. For more information, call Jeanne at 644-1094. To schedule an appointment, call 644-1090. Cancer group to meet April 24 One Day at a Time, a mutual support group for people with life-threatening illnesses, their families and other interested peo-. ple, will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes. For more information, call the Beebe Medical Center Oncology Department at 645-3779.. Prostate group to meet April 17 The southern Delaware prostate cancer support group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in room 207 at Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Mem- orial Hospital's outpatient reha- Mamtaography van schedule Mammography of Delaware will be available in the Cape Region as follows: April 23 American Legion Post 28, Millsboro April 23 Pyle State Service Center, Frankford April 26 CHEER Center, Georgetown April 26 Airport Plaza, Milford To schedule an appointment, call 800-654-0606 nutrition in cancer prevention; exposure to passive smoking and young breast cancer survivor issues. Topics will be presented and then open to the audience for questions and discussion. Last year, more than 200 attended the event. Attendees included breast cancer survivors and their fami- lies, physicians, nurses and allied-health professionfils. The general public is invited to the free event. Individuals from throughout the state and in under- served communities are encour- aged to attend. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death bilitation conference room. The meetings are for men diag- nosed with prostate cancer, regardless of their stage in treat- ment or recovery. Spouses, friends and family members are also welcome. For more informa- tion, call 877-453-7107. Laryngectomy group to meet April 18 The next meeting of Let's Talk, a laryngectomy support group that meets the third Wednesday of each month, will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the Tunneil Cancer conference room at Beebe Medical Center. Support group members are involved in educating the public about the hazards of tobacco and discuss the special needs of laryn- gectomes and their methods of communicating. For more infor- mation, call Kelly Crockett, speech therapist, at 645-3235. Client members needed for treatment committee The Delaware HIV Consortium is seeking people living with the HIV infection to serve on its treat- ment committee. Members will be asked to give opinions on rec- ommendations for funded servic- es. The committee meets quarter- ly in Dover. The next meeting is 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Community Legal Aid Society Is Training to Failure Necessary? Really. it is not. The overriding concept is that like all training methods, training to failure is a tool. No tool should be used all the time for all applications, but used judiciously, it can be a useful train- ing method. Any training program which plans for progressive resist- ance, consistency, and variation is likely to provide success. Submitted by Dave Kergaard Personal fitness trainer For more information, call 227-8095 in Delaware. In fact, Delaware breast cancer mortality rates are the second highest in the nation. Five hundred women in Delaware will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 100 will die of the disease. The DBCC's programs are designed to fulfill its mission of providing information support and education on early detection and treatment in a caring and responsive manner. Established in 1991 by a small group of community volunteers, the DBCC has sponsored many educational programs that address the needs and concerns of building on Walker Street. For more information, call Kristine Sambuco at 302-654-5471 or Sussex County AIDS Committee at 644-1090. Hispanic women's cancer group meets April 19 A cancer support group for Hispanic women meets the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m., at La Casita, 197 N. King St., Georgetown. For details, call Alina Ferrer at 645-3770. women of all ages. The DBCC is an affiliate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and supports the national organi- zation's efforts to research the cause of breast cancer and pursue optimal treatments and cures. The DBCC is located on I00 W. 10th St., Suite 1115, Wilmington. For more information about the organization and the upcoming panel discussion, call 302-778- 1102. ASSOCIATES IN MEDICINE, P.A. I I Dr. Lourdes Aponte, Dr. Kevin Wallace and the staff of Associates In Medicine, P.A. are pleased to welcome our new physician Dr. Irene Viola Board Certified Rheumatology/Internal Medicine Now Accepting New patients -- TWO LOCATIONS -- ! 19 W. lhird Slreel, Lewes 645-6644 17 N. Atlantic Ave., Ocean View 539-6641 A FREE Health Seminar from Beebe Medical Center "Healthy Al00proaches to Preventing Cancer" Join Beshara Helou, M.D. as he discusses how a healthy lifestyle, proper dteg and moderate exercise can be the best ways to prevent getting cancer. Eating certain foods and adjusting certain lifestyle habits have been proven to be important factors in keeping the body cancer-free. Wednesday, April 25, 2001 Speaker: Beshara Helou, M.D. Boarertified in Internal Medicine Location: Time: Gull House Adult Activities Center (across from Spring Lake) 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a free seminar. Light refreshments will be serveaL Please call 645-3337 to register,, or register online at www.beebemeaLorg and click onto the Focus on Health web ban. Besbara Helou, M.D. Bl Medical Center 424 Savannah Road Lewes, DE www.beebemed.org