She's trying to raise awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
To that end, she said Dr. Andrew S. Kenler and Dr. Shareef Jandali will host a discussion called "New Techniques in Breast Conservation and Treatment of Breast Cancer" on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the R.D. Scinto Auditorium at 3 Corporate Drive. A Q&A segment will follow with light refreshments.
Dr. Kenler is a board certified general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast. Dr. Jandali is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in the newest breast reconstruction techniques including oncoplastic surgery, one-stage breast reconstruction with implants, and nipple-sparing mastectomy reconstruction. Both are members of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System.White said that in the United States, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer during her lifetime. Men are also at risk and account for about one percent 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 and 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.
"Novel treatment and reconstructive options exist. 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," she said.