Breast cancer poses different risk factors for African American women.

Living Cancer Out Loud Tenth Annual African American Women's Health Forum

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 29, 2016) – Breast cancer poses different risk factors for African American women. In memory of Zora Brown and her efforts toward educating women of color about specific health risks they face, Michele Y. Halyard, M.D., radiation oncology, Mayo Clinic, will speak at our Tenth Annual African American Women’s Health Forum. Dr. Halyard will discuss risk factors, updated screening recommendations and differences in outcomes. She will share new technologies in the treatment of breast cancer and how they can decrease long term cardiovascular side effects. 

Included will be a performance entitled, “The Journey, Living Cancer Out Loud,” presented by actress Tenisha Baca, M.A., M.Ed., faculty for the communications department at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz.

This year, you’ll also learn from our panel of distinguished physicians in areas relating to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Panelists include Michele Halyard, M.D., Lara Theobald, M.D., and Denise Rable, M.D., moderated by Sonja Hughes, M.D. 

At the conclusion of the event, the late Zora Brown, founder of the African American Women’s Health Forum 10 years ago, will be honored with a reception. Please join us for light refreshments as we celebrate and remember Zora’s commitment to improving the health of the community. 

The forum will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Douglass High School Auditorium, 900 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73117.