HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY) designed to provide health and wellness information, resources and support to the community. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HealthQuest WNY is hosting a free program for area residents featuring Brooks Memorial Hospital Surgeon Joe I. Askar, MD.
The program, "Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection," will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Community Room at Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St. in Fredonia. This program is free and open to the public.
During the program, Dr. Askar will explore modern day symptoms, risk factors, treatment options and procedures in the world of breast cancer. Among the topics to be discussed are what breast cancer is and who is most likely at risk of developing breast cancer. In addition, the speaker will address treatment options for different stages of cancer.
Joe I. Askar, MD
For more information or to register for the program, call 363-7233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Dr. Askar, a 15-year member of the active medical staff at Brooks Memorial Hospital, obtained his medical degree from St. Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon and completed post graduate training in general surgery at New York Medical College at Lincoln Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Medical, New York and at New York Medical College at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn. In addition, he completed a clinical fellowship in general thoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass. His office location is 614 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.
This special HealthQuest WNY seminar is being held during the national recognition month for Breast Cancer Awareness which serves as a reminder to all women to get checked to ensure continuing breast health and wellness.