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Tuesday, April 20, 2021  to   Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Common Questions About Bone Health and Cancer
Webinar - 1pm
Common Questions About Bone Health and Cancer

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 1 – 2 pm (NY time)
WHERE: National Webinar

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. Must register no later than 5 pm (NY time) on Mon., April 19.

After being diagnosed with and treated for breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, most of us wonder about possible long-term changes to our bodies. The impact of cancer treatment on bone health is one of the issues often discussed.

This educational webinar will address some of the common questions pertaining to bone health for those diagnosed with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, such as:

What are bones made of?
What are the effects of cancer treatments on bone health?
How common is osteoporosis among survivors of breast, ovarian and gynecological cancer?
What are some of the risk factors for osteoporosis?
How is osteoporosis diagnosed?
Are there steps I can take (such as exercise, nutrition, supplements) to enhance my bone health?
Speaker: Payal Sahni, MPT, DPT. Senior Physical Therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital; Program Coordinator for the NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Dr. Sahni holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, and is an Ambassador for Bone Health Education for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

With 20 years of experience as a PT, Dr. Sahni has spent the past 12 years at Helen Hayes Hospital, which serves as the Statewide Osteoporosis Resource Center for the NYS Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. At Helen Hayes, Dr. Sahni developed a program called “Strong Bones, Stronger Me.” She has also engaged in research pertaining to PT for osteoporosis, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and educational programs on bone health.