Public invited to learn about breast cancer options

September 26, 2018

EDMONTON – Local residents with questions about breast cancer and available options are invited to attend a free Alberta Health Services information session.

Breast Health: A Night for Reconstruction brings together local experts to share information about breast cancer, surgery, reconstruction, and the post-surgical options available.

Breast Health: A Night for Reconstruction will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m., with speakers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Robbins Learning Centre, 10240 Kingsway N.W.

Among the presentations:

  • Breast cancer – know your options by Dr. David Olson.
  • An introduction to oncoplastic breast surgery by Dr. Lashan Peiris.
  • Breast reconstruction using breast implants by Dr. Lisa Korus.
  • Microsurgical reconstruction of your mastectomy – the DiEP flap by Dr. Paul Schembri.

There will also be question and answer opportunities.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit and search for Breast Health: A Night for Reconstruction.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Shelly Willsey
AHS Communications