On Friday, October 1, the Sansum Clinic Women's Council hosts In the Pink, a town hall meeting on breast health care and the importance of annual mammograms in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In the Pink will be moderated by Sansum Clinic CEO and Medical Director Dr. Kurt Ransohoff. Dr. Rosa Choi, chair of the Surgery Department, will give an overview of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and talk about Sansum Clinic's collaborations with the Cancer Center, Cottage Health System, American Cancer Society, and the Breast Cancer Resource Center. Dr. Gregg Newman, chair of the Oncology Department, will address advancements in chemotherapy and radiology, hormonal therapy and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Evelyn Schladweiler, RN, BSN will talk about her role as Sansum Clinic's Breast Care Navigator. Ann Tozier, breast cancer survivor, will discuss her experience as a breast cancer survivor and how a breast care navigator could have assisted her.
Sansum Clinic treats more than half of the patients diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Santa Barbara.
In the Pink will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Sansum Clinic at 317 West Pueblo Street in the Julie & Jack Nadel Lobby. It will be chaired by Julie Nadel and Bobbie Rosenblatt of the Women's Council and sponsored by Northern Trust.
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. It is estimated that each year nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.
Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 150 affiliated physicians, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. Sansum Clinic serves more than 150,000 patients (500,000 visits) annually at our 17 patient care facilities between Carpinteria and Santa Maria.