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Pennington holding free event to answer questions about breast cancer

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is hosting a symposium that will cover the importance of staying on top of mammograms and screenings.

"About one in eight women are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and unfortunately Louisiana has one of the highest mortality rates for breast cancer (so the risk that you would die from your breast cancer diagnosis)," said Dr. Anne Gilmore, LSU PBRC cancer and metabolism researcher.

The free event will cover all your questions about breast health, breast cancer and the screening process. No matter how old you are, whether you're male or female, there will be something to take away for everyone who attends.

With new studies coming out on breast health, it's hard to stay on top of all of it. So experts and researchers will lay it all out for you.

They will answer questions like: Should I get screened? When do I get screened? Also, how important is my family history of breast cancer?

Experts will also talk about cancer prevention and management, what to do if you're uninsured, and breast screening in our community.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. It will be held at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, 6400 Perkins Rd.

CLICK HERE to register or see a list of the full agenda.

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