Women, cancer conference to feature music therapist

To help women learn more about the importance of early detection and preventative measures for cancers that affect them, the Second Annual Women and Cancer Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Ashley Hall School.

Designed to empower women through education, the conference will feature valuable information from health care experts on breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers. Certified music therapist and cancer survivor Deforia Lane, Ph.D., resident director of music therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, will show how music therapy can aid in wellness and cancer recovery. Her work in music therapy is known internationally.

Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to learn how nutrition can help prevent cancer, and how complementary therapies aid prevention and treatment. Health professionals will also discuss signs, symptoms and treatment options.

The cost is $25 for community members and $30 for health care professionals, which includes continuing education credit and certificate. Lunch is also included in the cost of the program. Ashley Hall School is located at 172 Rutledge Avenue.

Free parking will be available directly behind the school on Smith Street.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call (803) 943-5052 or 1-888-LOW-AHEC (569-2432).

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