Joanie’s Sisters Inaugural Meeting to Feature Tour, Speakers

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The inaugural meeting of Joanie's Sisters in Support, a sorority of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, slated for Sept. 17, will feature a tour of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

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The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Joanie’s Sisters in Support, a sorority of cancer survivors, will hold its inaugural meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave.

The get-to-know-you mixer will feature a tour of the Joanie Abdu Breast Center, an overview of the center by Dr. Rashid Abdu, and an update on the latest breast cancer screening guidelines and treatments by Dr. Nancy Gantt.

Dr. Abdu, a general surgeon, is the driving force behind development of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, which is named in honor of his wife, who died of breast cancer in 1994.

Dr. Gantt, also a general surgeon, specializes in treating diseases of the breast and is a breast cancer survivor herself.

The meeting is open to all women affected by breast or ovarian cancer – newly diagnosed as well as long-term survivors – and a guest.

Free parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the center on Park Avenue.

Reservations are due Sept. 15; please call 330-480-2763.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is a key market of Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in Patient-Centered Medical Homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as the HMHP Foundation. Major sites are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HMHP Physician Associates, HMHP Care Network, The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, HMHP Cancer Care Centers in Warren and Boardman, Howland Surgery Center, St. Elizabeth Austintown Emergency Care, St. Joseph Andover Emergency Care, HM Home Health Services, HM Durable Medical Equipment, HM Home Pharmacy Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House and Hospice of the Valley. Learn more at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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