October 1, 2008

‘Intimate Tea and Talk’ on Cancer, Sexuality

AUBURN - Dr. Patricia Deisler, a hematologist/oncologist, will talk about the effects of cancer on a women's sexuality and ways to improve it at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

The free presentation, an "Intimate Tea and Talk," is being sponsored by the Breast Health Program at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and a grant from the Avon Foundation.

The program will be held at the Women's Literary Union in the Horatio G. Foss Mansion at 19 Elm St. The federal revival-style home is an architectural treasure and historic gem in the Lewiston- Auburn community.

The presentation will be followed with a traditional tea served in the mansion's dining room. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite teacup.

Seating is limited. Call 753-5467 to register by Tuesday, Sept. 30.

This program and other breast cancer awareness events taking place in October are made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Avon Foundation.

The grant also funded the renovation of the mammography suite at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and the purchase of a new mammography system and biopsy table. For more information, visit www.avonfoundation.org.

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