Seminar addresses cancer

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer and the United Way teamed up for a spring seminar on cancer, Thursday night.
Dr. Carolyn Linnebur, Cardiology and Internal Medicine and member of the Board for the Los Alamos Council on Cancer acknowledged the success of the program, due to the collaboration of the United Way, the LAMC Auxiliary and donations made by community members.
Dr. Eric Bernstein of Northern New Mexico Cancer Care and Dr. Kathryn Zerbach of Los Alamos Surgical Associates provided a well rounded presentation to more than 60 on breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
The pairing provided information on what numbers are important to watch, the risk reduction factors, adjuvant therapies, hereditary cancer testing options and red flags.
Los Alamos County Public Access (PAC-8) recorded the presentation, which will be shown on PAC-8 and available for check out at Mesa Public Library, within the next few weeks.
Los Alamos County Library offered handouts of resources available at the MPL, LeeAnne Parsons was on hand to answer questions about the Look Good Feel Better class and Paula Roybal Sanchez provided health and nutrition information from Cooperative Extension.
To learn more about many free resources in the community, visit their website at losalamoscounciloncancer.org.