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Free Seminar: Be Your Own Breast Friend: Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

October is breast cancer awareness month. One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their life. With statistics that startling, it’s important to learn what the risk factors are and what preventative measures can be taken. Fortunately, with early detection and ever-advancing technology, breast cancer is treatable.

To learn more about the risk factors, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, join Amanda Ellington, MD for her lecture on breast cancer. Be Your Own Breast Friend: Breast Cancer Risks, Prevention and Treatment, is a free seminar being held at 12 noon on Friday, October 26, in the Shearman Conference Center at Memorial Hospital on Oak Park Boulevard. Light lunch will be provided, and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.

Dr. Ellington graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University. She went on to achieve her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Her post-graduate training includes an internship and residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Ellington is board-certified in general surgery with a focus in surgical breast disease. She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Isidore Cohn, Jr. – James D. Rivers Surgical Society and the John C. McDonald Surgical Society.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call

(337) 494-2936. You can also watch the event live online by visiting